An expert in cross-culture diversity and inclusion, Teja Arboleda, will take the stage as keynote speaker and performer for the 2016 Business & Finance MLK Convocation.

The event will take place at 1 p.m. Jan. 18 at Rackham Auditorium. A reception with refreshments to follow.

The theme for the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance is “Human differences make a difference.”

Organizers say Arboleda’s dynamic performance lecture will aim to leave attendees inspired as they celebrate diversity and human potential, and celebrate in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.

Teja Arboleda

Arboleda is passionate about teaching issues of race, cultural diversity and human potential through entertainment.

As a television producer, director, writer and entertainer, he has spent 26 years creating commercial and educational programs for television and distribution, including for PBS, ABC, Discovery and major corporations around the world. He is an Emmy Award and Telly Award winner.

Arboleda also is a professor at Clark University, teaching sociology and communications courses. He is a featured TEDx speaker.

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