Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote

Date / Time

January 22, 2019 - January 22, 2019

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


UIC is proud to announce the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration with a moderated conversation with actor and social justice activist Kendrick Sampson on Social Activism in our current age.

Sampson found his breakout role as Jesse on the hit CW series, The Vampire Diaries. In early 2014, he secured a series regular role on the Fox event series, Gracepoint, alongside heavyweights Nick Nolte, Anna Gunn, Jacki Weaver and Michael Pena. In 2015, Kendrick joined the cast of the ABC hit series, How To Get Away with Murder as Caleb Hapstall and in 2017, Sampson recurred on the Showtime comedy White Famous as well as the CW hit series, Supernatural and The Flash. In 2018 Sampson joined the cast of the hit HBO series, Insecure.

Sampson uses his voice to empower marginalized communities and to shine a light on issues of inequity. His activism is focused on racial justice, specifically intersectionality within criminal justice reform and uniting Black, Brown & Indigenous communities. He is a proud supporter of the Standing Rock and Black Lives Matter movements, progressive political campaigns, and social justice education.

RSVP HERE: go.uic.edu/2019mlkrsvp

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