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. Day commemoration.

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