Esteemed social justice leader, advocate and activist Tamika Mallory will be the featured speaker at North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) Rock the Lyceum lecture series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the B.N. Duke Auditorium on campus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. In addition, Mallory will be conducting a closed master class on her background and career for select NCCU student organizations.
A New York City native, Mallory has advocated for civil rights issues, equal rights for women, health care, gun violence and police misconduct. Mallory was applauded as a “leader of tomorrow” by Valerie B. Jarrett, senior advisor to former U.S. President Barack Obama. She is the former executive director of the National Action Network.
Mallory played an instrumental role in creating New York City’s Crisis Management System, an official gun violence prevention program that awards nearly $27 million to violence prevention organizations annually. As a co-chair for the Women’s March on Washington, she became internationally recognized as a voice for the new wave of feminism. The Women’s March was reported as having 5 million participants worldwide, landing Mallory on the 2017 Time magazine’s 100 Pioneers list, as well as Fortune magazine’s 2017 World’s Greatest Leaders list.
The Rock the Lyceum lecture series is hosted by NCCU’s Office of Student Engagement and Leadership, along with the Lyceum committee. The series brings in several of the nation’s top entrepreneurs and thought-leaders to engage students in relevant topics in education, entertainment, politics, and social justice. Past speakers include Keke Palmer, Angela Rye, Clifford “T.I.” Harris, Michael Vick, Roland Martin and Phylicia Rashad.
Public parking for the event is available at the Latham Parking Deck, 705 E. Lawson St. For more information, contact the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership at 919-530-5436.
MEDIA NOTE: Media parking is available in the Centennial Chapel Circle, 1902 Fayetteville St. Tamika Mallory is available for interviews on Jan. 22, from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. For parking reservations and to schedule an interview with Tamika Mallory, please contact Chelsey Holts at email@example.com.