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MLK Day Community Event
January 18 @ 12:00 pm
MLK Day Community Event: The Unarmed Truth featuring John Amaechi, OBE
In his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 1964, Dr. King spoke of his resolve to end racial and social injustice to bring peace not only to our nation, but to all nations. He said, “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.” The Greater Scranton Martin Luther King Commission will host The Unarmed Truth: A Conversation with Dr. John Amaechi, OBE, delving into unarmed truth in an effort to inspire and move our community towards equitable justice, and unconditional love. This live webinar, featuring psychologist, international speaker and bestselling author Dr. John Amaechi, OBE, will take place on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 12:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit https://safdn.org/mlk-event/.
“Be prepared to be inspired and transformed as Dr. Amaechi challenges the beliefs and behaviors that prevent us from being our best selves and community, and offers personal insights and tools to create hope and individual growth,” says GSMLKC publicist, Jennifer Pennington, who brought Dr. Amaechi to The University of Scranton as an organizational speaker in 2012.
Amaechi graduated from Penn State University and was the first Briton to become a professional player in the NBA. In 2019, John was recognized as one of HR’s most influential thinkers by HR Magazine. Amaechi leads a team of psychologists, behavioral scientists and experienced business strategists that design and deliver evidence-based advisory interventions to service clients with people challenges that impact organizational performance. As a highly sought after trainer and executive coach, Amaechi is contracted to “understand and unpick complex people challenges through advisory services driven by analytics, motivational presentations, workshops and masterclasses, executive coaching and digital learning.” The entire community is encouraged to learn from him as a celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy.
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