Activist to Visit Campus

Friday, October 30, 2009

Kevin Powell, a community and political activist and Democratic candidate for Congress from New York will be a guest speaker at UWG on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Known for being a gifted public speaker, Powell is visiting higher education institutions in Georgia on his New Directions tour.

Kevin Powell, a community and political activist and Democratic candidate for Congress from New York will be a guest speaker at UWG on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Known for being a gifted public speaker, Powell is visiting higher education institutions in Georgia on his New Directions tour.Powell was a cast member of the MTV hit reality show “The Real World” in its premier season and has also written 11 books. The most recently published book is “Open Letters To America,” a series of essays about America in the era of President Barack Obama. The author and politician is known for his liberal views and is a growing presence in the world of politics.

Powell’s agenda for the day at UWG includes meetings with various on campus organizations, followed by a book signing at 3:30 p.m. and a public meeting at 4 p.m. in  the atrium of the Campus Center. Both events are free and the community is invited to attend.

“My life calling is to be a servant for the people, period,” said Powell. “Money, fame, status, personal achievements and all that mean very little to me when pain and suffering are still real on this planet. I am interested in the powerless becoming powerful.”

In addition to his public speaking and writing, Powell has provided services to the underprivileged community of Brooklyn through mentoring and counseling in local schools, camps and prisons.

For more information, contact Delandra Hunter at 678-839-6280.