Kent State holds Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration with virtual program

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KENT – Kent State University will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter will serve as this year’s keynote speaker. The virtual program is free and open to the public.

Porter’s work has appeared on HBO, PBS, Discovery and Netflix, among others. She is a director and executive producer of an Apple TV documentary series with Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry, which focuses on both mental illness and mental well-being.

Porter directed and produced the acclaimed four-hour Netflix original series "Bobby Kennedy for President," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018. She is a two-time Sundance Film Festival director, and her film "Trapped" won the Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking at Sundance in 2016, in addition to winning a Peabody and numerous other awards.

To watch a livestream of the program, visit www.kent.edu/diversity/MLK.

This article originally appeared on The Repository: Kent State's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration features filmmaker

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