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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Mark your calendars! Civil rights activist Andrew Young and acclaimed speaker Victor Woods will speak at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the end of the month.

Young walked along side Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others in civil rights marches in the 60’s.

The Ethics Project:

February 28th, 2011

11 a.m. -1 p.m.

The Touhill Performing Arts Center

 

Recognized as “a major player on the world stage”, Young will receive a prestigious Emmy Award in New York City that weekend, and will then join The Ethics Project Founder/President, Dr. Christi Griffin, in leading the filled Touhill Anheuser Busch Theater in a symbolic march through the halls of The Touhill Performing Arts Center.

At 78, Young will bring attention to the morbid statistics of teen pregnancies, illiteracy, disparate incarceration rates, rampant HIV in the Black community, and staggering drop-out rates that can exceed 50% in inner city schools.

In addition to the keynote address by Ambassador Young, nationally acclaimed speaker, author and CNN contributor on gang violence, Victor Woods, will enlighten and inspire the audience with his astonishing speaking style.

Closing remarks will be given by thirteen year old entrepreneur, JIbn Khayamm, one of The Ethics Project’s Ambassador Andrew Young Award recipients.

The march will then begin with the Ambassador, Dr. Griffin, Khayamm, Victor Woods, and Life Time Achievement Award recipient, Caroline Fisher, leading the march through the massive halls of The Touhill. Students and other attendees will follow. The victory song “We Shall Overcome” will be led by Riverview Garden High School vocalists, Eddie Williams and Quinton Brown.

An exhibit of art work by students from Riverview Garden High School will be open to the public before and after the program. The event begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 1:00. Advance tickets may be purchased at http://www.Touhill.org or by calling 314-516-4949. Additional information is available at http://www.ProjectEthics.org or by calling 314-495-9528.

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