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Special to The Dallas Examiner | 9/17/2014, 11:44 p.m.
Paul Quinn College will begin its new speakers series entitled, Voices that Matter, in the Grand Lounge of the Student ...

Special to The Dallas Examiner


Paul Quinn College will begin its new speakers series entitled, Voices that Matter, in the Grand Lounge of the Student Union Building on campus, 3837 Simpson Stuart Road.

The goal of the speakers series is to provide authors, poets, entrepreneurs and change agents a platform to bring their messages of innovation, perseverance and transformation to an audience of students, elected officials and business leaders.

The series kicks off with best-selling author M.K. Asante. He is a bestselling author, award-winning filmmaker, hip-hop artist and tenured college professor who CNN called “a master storyteller and major creative force” and Essence magazine dubbed “the voice of a new generation.” His book, Buck, is a coming of age memoir that earned praise from the late Dr. Maya Angelou.

The following is a full list of speakers during the series:


• Sept. 15: M.K. Asante

• Oct. 28: Sarah Jakes

• Nov. 18: Alison Levine


• March 17: Raamel Mitchell

• April 14: Hattie Hill

The speaking dates for Pat Smith and Ricky Texada, all of whom will participate in the series during the spring, will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit http://www.pqc.edu.


A Prisoner’s Civil Rights Clinic will be held on Sept. 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, located at 2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The clinic is free and open to the public. Individuals with family or friends in prison can receive information regarding civil rights for those incarcerated. Lawyers experienced in civil rights issues will be available for a one-on-one consultation. Information regarding the grievance procedure will also be provided. For more information, contact Hadi Jawad of the North Texas Civil Rights Project, at 972-333-9200 or visit http://www.ntcrp.org.


Girls and women who want to learn the game of golf can participate in the Maulana Dotch Ladies Pro-Am Invitational Golf Tournament on Nov. 7 at 8:30 a.m. at the Cedar Crest Golf Course, located at 1800 Southerland Ave. All teams will be paired with female Lady Professional Golf Association or PGA members. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program. The program teaches young girls the game of golf and also enhances their self-esteem through empowerment, enrichment and engagement skills.

The tournament is named after Maulana Dotch, who became the first African American woman in Texas and the second in the nation to earn a Class A, PGA membership and become certified as an LPGA teaching professional. Dotch currently teaches adults golf at the Cedar Crest Golf Course.

For more information, visit http://www.maulanadotchpga.com.