Michigan's governor will join the "godfather of urban fashion" in a ceremony honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Oakland University on Monday.
Gov. Rick Snyder will join Daymond John, star of The Shark Tank and creator of the FUBU fashion brand, for the university's Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards Celebration.
The annual celebration honors OU students who exemplify King's vision and help promote interracial acceptance and understanding.
"I am grateful to have the opportunity to take part in in this celebration of Dr. King's vision of advancing equality, social justice and opportunity for all," said Snyder in a statement released by OU. "I'm sure the three students selected for this esteemed award will use their passion and leadership abilities to continue this mission for their generation."
Snyder is scheduled to make remarks during the event; John is the keynote speaker.
John has established himself as a worldwide expert in business, branding and marketing; he has been nicknamed the "godfather of urban fashion."
"The Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards celebration is in many ways an event designed to promote social justice, and we're happy to have two very special guests who will certainly have valuable insights to share about making the most of Dr. King's Dream," said Omar Brown-El, director of OU's Center for Multicultural Initiatives and organizer of the Keeper of the Dream celebration.
The celebration is set for 11:30 a.m. Monday in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms on campus. For interactive and printable maps, visit oakland.edu/map. To learn more about the event, visit the Keeper of the Dream website at oakland.edu/kod.