Author and Financial Scholar Boyce Watkins to Present Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture at Trinity University


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Mary Anthony
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210-999-8441
Nov. 13, 2012

Author and Financial Scholar Boyce Watkins to Present Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture at Trinity University


Watkins will discuss “Five Ways to Bring Dr. King’s Dream Back to Life”


SAN ANTONIO - Trinity University will honor the late Martin Luther King Jr. with a public lecture and participation in a San Antonio march commemorating the slain civil rights leader.  The University's annual MLK Jr. Commemorative Lecture will feature finance and investment authority Boyce Watkins, Ph.D. at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in Laurie Auditorium on the Trinity University campus.  His presentation will explore the "Five Ways to Bring Dr. King's Dream Back to Life." The event is free and open to the public; tickets or reservations not required.

Boyce WatkinsWatkins founded and is the national director of Step Up and Go to College, a program designed to give inner-city youths the motivation and tools to succeed at the college level. He is an outspoken critic of social and racial inequality. In his fifth and most recent book, Financial Lovemaking 101 - Merging Assets with Your Partner in Ways That Feel Good, Watkins explains why millions of couples destroy their relationships with financially questionable choices.

Watkins' articles have appeared in numerous publications, including  The New York Times, Washington Post, and Black Enterprise magazine, and he has appeared regularly on CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, and BET. He is redefining the role of the public scholar in American society. He presents a mix of financial theory, social commentary, and down-to-earth socio-political thoughts. Watkins holds a doctorate in finance from Ohio State University.

Trinity has honored the memory of King for decades and launched a speaker series in 1994. This year the lecture will precede the holiday and the San Antonio march. Students affiliated with the Trinity Diversity Connection and members of the Black Student Union, University President Dennis A. Ahlburg and his wife, Penelope Harley, as well as Trinity faculty and staff members, will join other residents of San Antonio in the annual MLK Jr. March through the community's East Side on Monday, Jan. 21.

For more information, contact Trinity's Office of University Communications at 210-999-8441.