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TBT: 2019 MLK Convocation: Mary Pat Hector

Throwback Thursday Event - All TBT Events will be livestreamed on Agnes Scott College's Facebook page. 

In this convocation, Youth Activism: Reflecting Back and Moving Forward, Mary Pat Hector explains the importance of teaching our youth about activism and how to challenge social problems during their times.  

At only 19 years old, Mary-Pat Hector was the youngest woman and person of color to run for public office in the state of Georgia, losing her campaign to capture the seat as city council person in the city of Stonecrest by only 22 votes. Graduating from Spelman College at 21 years and being in the mix of student politics, Hector knew she had to do something to help change the status-quo and make a better world for her people.  She had an idea as to how to change the world around her – and so she grew a community service project into a non-profit – the Youth in Action USA – which she started at the age of 12. She now serves as the National Youth Director for National Action Network; one of this country’s largest Civil Rights organizations.

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Thursday, July 30 at 7:00pm

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