Actor, Poet, Writer to be Featured Speaker at ML King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast
Aaron White, an actor, poet, writer and motivational speaker, will be the featured speaker at Moreno Valley College’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, Friday, January 15.
White, a native of Los Angeles who attended St. Bernard High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts. He owns Slingshot Media and is known for bringing creative arts and life skills to at-risk youth. His one-man show called The Blood They Shed has been touring for five years and in June 2014, White debuted his second theatrical experience — Black and White Series, which was birthed out of his creative writings. His works tackle controversial topics that live in the grey areas of society today. He is known for taking audiences on a journey that combines both a story telling narrative with sublime poetry.
Proceeds from the 7:30 am breakfast, which will be held at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center (14075 Frederick St., Moreno Valley, CA 92553), benefit the College’s scholarship fund. Sponsorship opportunities are available through the Riverside Community College District Foundation Office at (951) 222-8627 and tickets are available for $25 by calling the Admissions & Records Office at (951) 571-6358.
As part of the event the Foundation and the College will present five $500 scholarships; one to the winner of the College speech competition and four to essay winners from Moreno Valley and Val Verde unified school districts.