ECU events honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president of Bennett College for Women, will speak on “Visualizing the Dream,” at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 in the East Carolina University Heart Institute auditorium as part of East Carolina University’s celebration of the Marting Luther King Jr. holiday.


A scholar and civic leader, Malveaux has hosted numerous television and radio programs and provided commentary on most major news networks on culture, gender, race and their economic impacts. Malveaux is an accomplished writer, whose weekly columns appeared in major newspapers across the country. Her academic work is included in numerous anthologies and journals, including her most recent co-authored publication, “A Democrat and a Republican Take on the 10 Most Important Issues Women Face.”

For additional information about Malveaux, visit

Malveaux’s visit is sponsored by the ECU Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Relations. For more information on the event, email that office at or call (252) 328.6804.

MLK Day of Service

The university’s celebration of MLK Day will also include the annual MLK Day of Service, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 16, the federal holiday that commemorates King’s life and achievements.

The event provides an opportunity for volunteers to honor King through community action that help solve social problems.

The Day of Service is organized by the ECU Volunteer and Service-Learning Center. For additional information or to join in the activities, visit