Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Series: Michael R. Jackson
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5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join the WSU Alumni Association and the Irvin D. Reid Honors College for the Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series taking place on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
This year's featured speaker is Michael R. Jackson, American playwright, composer, and lyricist, best known for his musical A Strange Loop, which won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2022 Tony Award for Best Musical. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.
Michael R. Jackson will be interviewed by John Corvino, Dean of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College followed by a Q&A. A reception with refreshments will follow the program.
About the series: The Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series began in 1992 and was named in honor of the civil rights leader and former WSU administrator upon his retirement. The series features distinguished corporate and civic leaders who speak on a wide range of important issues, from politics and business to law and the arts.
Until his death in 2011, Dr. Johnson dedicated his life to uplifting his fellow man and the greater community. He was widely respected both locally and nationally for his work as an educator and civil rights leader. His decades of work and countless contributions to society have left a lasting legacy, celebrated by this impactful lecture series