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Black History Month Keynote: Black in America2

Steve Perry, Wednesday, February 24, 2010

7:00pm, McConomy Auditorium, University Center

Dr. Steve Perry is a best selling author, founder and director of a profoundly successful college preparation program for low income minority students, founder and principal of one of Connecticut’s most successful middle and high schools, sought after speaker, candidate for state representative, founder of a publishing house, community college adjunct professor, educational consultant, columnist, nationally recognized television and radio commentator, honored as a community activist, father, husband, and he’s just getting warmed up!

Dr. Perry is action. His words do more than inspire, they provide stark insight and compelling commentary on the states of Black America, education and the plight of the poor. He can talk about it because he is about it. Born to a teen mother, Perry spent his first 20 years living in public housing projects.

A rare mix of scholar and community activist, practitioner and prognosticator, speaker and doer, Steve Perry’s intricate understanding of the problems and solutions make him an essential voice. He knows what the community is grappling with because he fights these fights everyday as an urban high school principal. Whether serving as the director of a homeless shelter or receiving his masters from the University of Pennsylvania, Perry brings a singular focus on improving the lives of others. Whether appearing in Essence Magazine or a local newspaper, Dr. Perry’s biting commentary is fearless. No matter where Dr. Steve Perry is, his ability to see an issue and devise the necessary solutions has become his hallmark.

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