Free talk by noted professor Dr. Pamela 'Safisha' Hill highlights NKU MLK celebration

For immediate release…
Friday – Jan. 10, 2014

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University Office of African American Programs and Services will host a free public talk by award-winning speaker and professor Dr. Pamela “Safisha” Hill on Friday, Jan. 17, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 104 of the Votruba Student Union.

Dr. Hill’s talk, titled “The Reality of the Dream…,” is part of a series of events celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The celebration begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, with an MLK Café hosted by African American Programs and Services and the NAACP in the Student Union Ballroom.

Dr. Hill received he B.A. in broadcast journalism from Langston University (Okla.), a master’s degree in college teaching from Northeastern State University (Okla.), and a Ph.D. in higher and adult education, with a minor in black studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

She is a student development practitioner with over 20 years of experience in higher education, working specifically with students of color. She is also a life student of black studies. Dr. Hill currently teaches in the Center for African American Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington, where a minor in African American Studies was recently created. Additionally, she teaches black studies courses at Cedar Valley College, a part of the Dallas County Community College District.

Dr. Hill has been called empowering, dynamic, interactive, powerful, humorous, insightful, motivational, and thought-provoking.

Other NKU Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration events include an MLK Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 18, which will benefit sites throughout the region; and a Jan. 19 church service hosted by NKU Black United Students at the Transitions Christian Center at 10:30 a.m. Transportation will be provided (reserve your spot by calling (859) 572-6684).

If you have any questions about Dr. Hill’s Jan. 17 talk or any of the MLK celebration events, contact NKU African American Programs and Services at (859) 572-6684 or

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