In celebration of Black History Month, the Urban Male Leadership Program and the Department of African and African American Studies will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture on Wednesday, February 13, at 11 a.m. in the Lovinger Theatre. Councilwoman Helen D. Foster will deliver the keynote address.
Born and raised in the Bronx, Councilwoman Foster was elected to the New York City Council in November 2001. She was the first African- American woman elected to a city office from Bronx County. She represents the 16th District, which includes Highbridge, Morrisania, West Bronx, and Melrose. Councilwoman Foster was re-elected in 2005 with 98 percent of the vote and again in 2009.
Councilwoman Foster attended Howard University and CUNY’s School of Law. Upon graduating from CUNY, Councilwoman Foster worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
For more information on this event, call 718-960-8801.