UMass Dartmouth’s 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast took place Friday, February 28, 2014, at UMass Dartmouth’s Woodland Commons. Dr. Carlos Muñoz, Jr., Professor Emeritus of the University of California, Berkeley, offered the keynote address at this year’s breakfast recognizing diversity, democracy, and Dr. King’s legacy.
United Latino Society student member Ayla Sanchez ('16), of Brookline served as Co-Masters of Ceremonies for the breakfast.
Dr. Muñoz was the founding chair of the first Chicano Studies department in the United States in 1968 at the California State University at Los Angeles and the founding chair of the National Association of Chicana & Chicano Studies (NACCS). He is a pioneer in the creation of undergraduate and graduate curricula in the disciplines of Chicano/Latino & Ethnic Studies. An author of numerous groundbreaking works on the Mexican American political experience and on African American and Latino political coalitions, Dr. Muñoz has more than four decades experience of teaching in higher education and has gained international prominence as a political scientist, historian, journalist, and public intellectual.
UMass Dartmouth comes together annually as one community to celebrate the legacy of one of America’s greatest social justice pioneers, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Submitted by UMass Dartmouth.