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New Orleans Author, Activist to Deliver MLK Keynote Address

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Date: January 16, 2018 6:00 pm
Venue: Ford Chapel

Dr. Kim Vaz-Deville, an author, educator and community activist in New Orleans, will present a keynote address as part of Allegheny College’s weeklong celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The free, public talk will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. in Ford Chapel on the Allegheny campus.
Vaz-Deville is the author of “The ‘Baby Dolls’: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition” published by Louisiana State University Press in 2013. She is associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of education at Xavier University of Louisiana. In addition, she is passionate about community engagement, spirituality, food altar traditions, Mardi Gras cuisine and expressive arts.