Charles Steele, Jr. - Race and Economic Opportunity: Challenges Before Us and the Scope for Political Action
News vom 14.01.2014
Vortrag am 20.01.2013
John-F.-Kennedy-Institut, Raum 319
(English version below)
Dr. h.c. mult. Charles Steele, Jr., Chief Executive Officer der Southern Christian Leadership Conference (Atlanta, Georgia), ist im Rahmen des 50. Jahrestages des Besuchs von Dr. Martin Luther King in West- und Ost-Berlin 1964 einer Einladung des Martin Luther King Memorial Berlin gefolgt und wird im Rahmen seines Besuchs am 20. Januar einen Vortrag am John-F.-Kennedy Institute zum Thema “Race and Economic Opportunity: Challenges Before Us and the Scope for Political Action” halten.
Dr. h.c. mult. Charles Steele, Jr., is the CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (Atlanta, Georgia). Following an invitation from the Martin Luther King Memorial Berlin, he will talk at the John F. Kennedy Institute about "Race and Economic Opportunity: Challenges Before Us and the Scope for Political Action", on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's visit to West and East Berlin in 1964.
Biography of the speaker:
A former State Senator of Alabama, Charles Steele Jr. became the President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 2004. The organization was co-founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and has always fought for the rights of the poor and oppressed. Dr. Steele assumed the position held by Dr. King fifty years ago and has dedicated his life to disseminating King’s lessons to a global audience. During February 2005, Dr. Steele led a team to establish a Kingian mediation facility in Demona, Israel, and Bethlehem, Palestine. The ability to discuss common goals and aspiration was deemed a success.
Mississippi Valley State University requested a curriculum based upon the Kingian theories in coordination with an Italian site location in 2006. Once again, Dr. Steele was at the forefront of establishing a global community for change through non-violence and discussion.
Dr. Steele was called upon to give practical application to his theories in December 2010 when Jean-Paul Guerlain’s racist comments sparked outrage and violence throughout Paris. Dr. Steele facilitated the resolution of the dispute with the French Counsel of Black Association to initiate the healing steps necessary. In August 2013, Dr. Steele and President Barrack Obama spoke on the same day at the National Mall in Washington, concerning the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington. Dr. Steele as well as President Obama urged America to remember the call to morality by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.