John Legend!!

EquIss_LegendPhoto_2012I am so excited!! Grammy Award-winning musician, social activist, and one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” — will speak (and possibly perform according to the rumor mill) on January 23rd at the Show Me Center. During the event, designed to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy, John will be speaking about education reform in the United States and equal access to quality education. If his visit to Southeast is like many he has done to other schools, he will conclude his appearance with a musical performance (though we can only speculate because the university can’t confirm rumors of a performance).  You can learn more about this exciting event by visiting the event website. Oh…did I mention that community tickets can be purchased for only $10!! A chance to see a 6 time Grammy winner for only $10?? Amazing!!

About John Legend

John Legend is a nine-time GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist, critically-acclaimed concert performer, and a philanthropist/social activist.

In 2007, Legend launched the Show Me Campaign, a nonprofit organization fighting poverty around the world. The mission of the Show Me Campaign is to break the cycle of poverty using solutions that have been proven to improve people’s lives and to give them the opportunities to survive, thrive and succeed. John also sits on the Boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, the Harlem Village Academies, and Co-Chairs the Harlem Village Academies’ National Leadership Board with Rupert Murdoch.

Legend has been recognized several times for his activism; among his honors received are: the 2010 BET Humanitarian of the Year award, the 2009 CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change, and the 2009 Africare’s Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award.



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