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Meet the MLK Day of Service keynote speaker, Nicole Newman

January 12, 2017

Monday morning at 10 a.m. all students, faculty and staff from Finlandia University are invited to the Finnish American Heritage Center for one of the most exciting events of the second annual MLK Day of Service – the keynote speaker! This year’s speaker is Nicole Newman.

Nicole NewmanNewman is a native the Washington D.C. area and a proud graduate of Trinity University (Washington D.C.) with a degree in Political Science. She is also an AmeriCorps Vista Alumna. Newman has spent time working at local non-profits getting hands on experience in providing services, building coalitions, coordinating volunteers, working in development and community organizing.

She also co-founded a consulting group, called Power and People which helps organizations use the tools of community organizing to create more equitable people focused organizations. She trains and facilitates conversations for churches and groups and has developed a curriculum called “5 Tips to Respectfully Engaging Communities.” She is a poet and believes in the power of the arts to transforms lives and communities.

A full list of events associated with MLK Day of Service are available at finlandia.edu/mlkday.

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