New Rochelle, NY (April 23, 2012) Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins, National Director of Faith Outreach, Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Senior Pastor, The Nineteenth Street Baptist Church will be the keynote speaker at the Jack Rudin and John G. Driscoll Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Iona College on Monday, April 23. Dr. Harkins will speak on "Faith, Values and the Public Square." The lecture will take place at Iona College's Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium in Murphy Center at 3:30 pm. This event is free and open to the community.
Dr. Harkins has most recently spoken out regarding the Trayvon Martin case. Saying last month: "I have never felt as sad and angry as I have been over these last few days...This is an assault on one of our most precious jewels and I said during the service that in America no one should be able to indict, prosecute and execute someone for the crime of being a young black man."