MLK Commemoration Feat. Eboo Patel
Modlin Center for the Arts, Camp Concert Hall
Each year we invite students, faculty, and staff to join us for one of several opportunities to serve in the community and learn about civil rights in Richmond. The University also hosts an annual commemoration featuring student performances and an inspirational keynote speaker. This year, we will hear from Dr. Eboo Patel, founder of the Interfaith Youth Core. A reception will follow in Booth Lobby. The event is free and open to the public.
About Eboo Patel
Eboo founded Interfaith Youth Core on the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. He is inspired to build this bridge by his identity as an American Muslim navigating a highly religiously diverse social landscape. For more than 15 years he has worked with governments, social sector organizations, and college and university campuses to help make interfaith cooperation a social norm. Named by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Eboo served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council and is the author of Acts of Faith, Sacred Ground and the new Interfaith Leadership: A Primer. He holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship.