Studium Presents Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Peninsula College’s Studium Generale program will present a special tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 9, 2014. Eric C. Davis, aka Professor E, a sociology faculty member at Bellevue College, will be the featured speaker at 12:35 pm in the college’s Little Theater.

At Bellevue, Davis teaches Introductory Sociology in addition to Sociology of Blacks in America, Race & Ethnic Relations, Sociology of Sport, and Popular Culture.

From 2004 to 2009, Eric served as an academic adviser in the University of Washington athletic department. Prior to UW Athletics, Eric was the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Seattle University and Director of Campus Diversity at North Seattle Community College. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and Master’s degree from Seattle University.

While an undergraduate at UCLA, Eric created his signature program, RAP 101: The Message in the Music. Using hip‐hop music as a catalyst for discussion, RAP 101 fuses pop culture with critical thought to create an entertaining way to educate people on issues related to diversity and social justice. Interactive exercises, thought‐provoking analogies, and just the right amount of humor help audience members see how they themselves can both celebrate multiculturalism in genuine ways and take action to make a difference in our increasingly diverse world.