Creighton Reschedules MLK Panel Discussion On Service 2/18/19 02/18/19 10:08:01 AM
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Creighton Reschedules MLK Panel Discussion On Service
By Scott Stewart
The Daily Record
A panel discussion at Creighton originally planned as part of a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy has been rescheduled after being cancelled due to inclement weather.
Douglas County Board of Commissioners Chairman Chris Rodgers, Omaha City Council President Ben Gray and State Sen. Justin Wayne of Omaha will discuss “Advancing Community Issues Through Government Service” and answer questions from the audience on March 22.
Jamel Walker, a second-year law student and president of the Black Law Students Association, will moderate the event. Walker said previously that panelists will discuss how to make progress on public policy issues.
“They will be able to talk about the challenges and the opportunities that they see moving forward on issues that are important to all of us but to the African-American community in particular,” Walker said.
Rodgers said he plans to discuss issues in the context of Martin Luther King Jr. and his policy agenda.
“We still have a long way to go to get where Dr. King wanted to get to,” he said.
Gray said he plans to bring up the importance of voting as much as possible in his remarks.
“I would hope that people would come for the discussion,” Gray said. “I would also hope that they would come with their minds open.”
The panel discussion will be held at Creighton University’s Ahmanson Law Center, 2133 Cass St., in Room 124 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. A reception will follow in the commons area. Information on how to RSVP will be available online at alumni.creighton.edu.