Preacher Moss will highlight Martin Luther King Jr. Day
event at Saint Martin’s University
January 12, 2011
Lacey, Washington – Comedian, writer and social commentator
Preacher Moss will bring his national “End of Racism” tour to
Saint Martin’s University as part of a Martin Luther King Jr.
The event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the
Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. S.E. The
evening also will include remarks by Ahmadou Seck, the
University’s student body president, and Roy F. Heynderickx,
University president, as well as student performances.
Moss, a former writer on “Saturday Night Live and "The Damon
Wayans Show,” uses laughter and candor to take on issues
surrounding racism and multiculturalism in post-9/11 America.
"Understanding diversity and multiculturalism requires that
we eliminate or reduce the anxiety of our ignorance and how to
speak honestly when we can't," he says.
Moss has appeared on numerous television shows, including
“Comedy Central,” “Politically Incorrect” and “Nightline.” He
has performed with Maya Angelou, WAR, Chris Farley, Will Durst,
and many others.
Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year,
Catholic coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded
campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Order of
Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges
and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only
one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University
prepares students for successful lives through its 22 majors and
six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business,
education, and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250
students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main
campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses at Joint Base
Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Olympic College, Centralia
College and Tacoma Community College.
Fore more information:
Laurel Dube, M.Ed.
Assistant director of campus life