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Resource Highlight: Malcolm Kenyatta Hits Campaign Trail 

Malcolm Kenyatta. Photo by Quinn Brown.

Representative Malcolm Kenyatta will deliver the 2024 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Lecture in the Villanova Room, Connelly Center on Wed., Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. His lecture, entitled “Bending the Arc,” is free and open to the Villanova community and the public. 

A North Philadelphia native, Representative Kenyatta is currently serving in the Pennsylvania General Assembly (181st District, Philadelphia County). He earned a B.A. in Public Communications and a minor in Political Science from Temple University, an M.S. in Strategic and Digital Communications from Drexel University, and completed the Harvard Kennedy School’s Executives in State and Local Government program.

President Joe Biden appointed Representative Kenyatta as chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans in April 2023. “Representative Kenyatta is a barrier-breaking public figure, becoming the first openly LGBTQ+ person of color and one of the youngest people to become a member of the PA General Assembly in 2018. In 2022, he became the first openly LGBTQ+ person of color to seek a U.S. Senate seat in American history.”

For more on Representative Kenyatta, stream the 2023 documentary Kenyatta: Do Not Wait Your Turn for free in Falvey Library’s collection. The film follows Representative Kenyatta’s 2022 campaign trail for his U.S. Senate run. The documentary is also available in DVD format at Falvey.

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Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Library.






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