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Cedars-Sinai Celebrates MLK Day on Jan. 16

The medical center and our medical staff will co-sponsor the 10th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 16, in Harvey Morse Auditorium, from noon to 1 p.m. All employees, physicians, visitors and patients are welcome to attend the event, and a limited number of free boxed lunches will be available from 11:50 a.m. to noon.

This year's keynote speaker is Kevin Powell, a political activist and entrepreneur who has written numerous books and has been published in Esquire, Newsweek, The Washington Post and Rolling Stone. A special musical performance by R&B singer/songwriter Goapele will conclude the program.


Powell most recently was a 2008 Democratic candidate for Congress in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he is a longtime resident. A native of Jersey City, N.J., he emerged from a childhood of extreme poverty, welfare, fatherlessness and a single mother-led household to become a graduate of Rutgers University. Powell first gained public attention in 1992 as an original cast member of MTV's “Real World.” He since has published 10 books, including Open Letters to America, a collection of essays that examines American leadership, politics and various social issues in the era of Barack Obama.

Goapele (pronounced gwa-puh-LAY) is a Bay area-based soul and R&B singer-songwriter whose music often highlights the need for political and socioeconomic change. As a human rights activist, she has performed at rallies, demonstrations and political events around the world, including in South Africa, where her father was born. Her name means to move forward in Setswana, a language spoken in southern Africa. Earlier this year, she released her latest album, "Break of Dawn."