‘I Have a Dream’
A Special Event in Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
At Clark University’s event in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we invite you to contribute your own dream to our community vision board. We also encourage you to create your own virtual vision board using Canva.com or the Canva app on your mobile device — and to share your board with us at the event and via social media, using #CUHonorsMLK. (Sharing is encouraged, but not mandatory.)
Lunch and Performance
A grab-and-go lunch will be available (in limited quantities) from Addie Lee’s Soul Food and Fatima’s Café, and we also will feature a virtual performance by soprano Ashlee Foreman.
Ashlee Foreman is a native of Akron, Ohio, and received her high school diploma from Cleveland School of the Arts in 2014. She has studied voice with the late Dr. A. Grace Lee Mims of the Cleveland Music Settlement, Amanda Powell of Apollo’s Fire (AF), and Noriko Paukert of Cleveland, Ohio. Ashlee has been a guest soloist at various churches such as Antioch Baptist Church, First Apostolic Faith Church, and Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. She also joined the Akron Symphony Orchestra in Porgy and Bess (2011), and Titanic: The Musical (2012), and The Cleveland Opera, as her debut of Clara in Porgy and Bess (2019). She also was the guest soloist at the Cleveland NAACP Recognition Dinner (2011). Ashlee has since then been the recipient of the Key Bank Music Scholarship (2014), the Excellence for the Arts Scholarship (2014-2017), her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Cleveland State University (May 2019), and her Master of Music from the University of Akron (May 2021). She has also received African American Spiritual performance scholarships named for the late A. Grace Lee Mims, with whom she studied voice. While an undergraduate student, she served as AF’s first artistic outreach intern, singing the role of Princess Pamina in AF’s in-school workshops and performances. She has performed with the Akron Symphony Orchestra and Cleveland Opera. In 2020, she joined AF’s professional chorus, Apollo’s Singers, with whom she has performed in Cleveland and New York City.
When: 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022
Where: Fireside Lounge and Higgins Atrium, Dana Commons, Second Floor
‘It’s about how we act every day’
Rather than a single day honoring iconic civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Margo Foreman, vice president and chief officer of diversity, equity, and inclusion, dreams of seeing a Clark community that keeps the spirit of King alive throughout the year.
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