Happy New Year Campus Members:
The Diversity Resource Center would like to invite you to come celebrate the 5th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration on Monday, January 21st featuring keynote speaker C. Omar Montgomery from the University of Colorado at Denver.
The event is FREE but seating is limited.
The event is sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center.
The breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 10 a.m. on January 21st in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom.
Information about the keynote speaker:
C. Omar Montgomery
Director Black Student Services,
Adjunct Professor, Ethnic Studies Department
University of Colorado at Denver
Omar Montgomery enjoys working one on one with students at the University of Colorado at Denver (UCD), where he can see their growth and assist them in maximizing their academic potential. His most notable contribution is being one of the founders of the Omega Psi Phi “Rites of Passage Program,” which uses cultural principles to develop future leaders. The goal of the “Rites of Passage” program is to provide youth with the confidence and social tools needed to address many of the distractions that may affect their ability to become productive members of society. As the director of Black Student Services, he started the annual UCD Rosa Parks Diversity Awards Luncheon in 2006, which recognizes UCD faculty, staff, students and community leaders for their contributions to diversity. He is also one of the founders and current director of the UCD Junior Black Chamber of Commerce Program (JBCC), which offers college level students a full academic year of leadership development. Omar Montgomery’s future goal is develop leadership-training modules that start at the elementary school level through college. Omar Montgomery also enjoys lecturing on history, politics, religion and popular culture. His favorite quote is by Martin Luther King Junior “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”