MSUM lecture to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The event is free and open to public.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledges the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his "I Have a Dream" speech during the march on Washington, D.C., in this 1963 photo. The march was organized to support proposed civil rights legislation and end segregation.
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MOORHEAD — In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Minnesota State University Moorhead will host a lecture at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, titled "Use Your Voice," by Ulysses Burley III.

The event will be held in the Comstock Memorial Union ballroom.

The talk is also viewable via Zoom at . No password is needed, and there will be a Q&A session toward the end of the presentation.

Burley is the founder of UBtheCURE LLC, a Chicago-based faith, health, and human rights organization whose mission is to treat people and not just disease.

Although his primary training is in medicine and public health, Burley also promotes social justice advocacy through faith and community-based initiatives.


His primary work has been in HIV and AIDS awareness, advocacy and capacity building, but also includes mass incarceration, LGBTQ, gender and racial justice, food security, and peace in the Middle East.

I'm a reporter and a photographer and sometimes I create videos to go with my stories.

I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead and in my time with The Forum I have covered a number of beats, from cops and courts to business and education.

I've also written about UFOs, ghosts, dinosaur bones and the planet Pluto.

You may reach me by phone at 701-241-5555, or by email at
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