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OACS Annual Service and Civic Engagement Lecture

Posted by on Friday, April 7, 2017 in news.


The Office of Active Citizenship & Service proudly presents the

Annual Service &

Civic Engagement Lecture

Join us at 7PM on Monday, April 10th in Sarratt Cinema in a campus-wide call to dive into community and civic engagement as inaugural Keynote Speaker Donovan Livingston encourages Vanderbilt students to recognize their potential as agents of change. Whether you need a little inspiration before exams or a little encouragement to lift off after graduation, all are welcome at the 2017 OACS Annual Service & Civic Engagement Lecture.

The first 25 students in attendance will receive FREE copies of Donovan’s newly published book, “Lift Off.”

Donovan Livingston is an award-winning educator, spoken word poet, and public speaker. In 2016, his Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation address “Lift Off” went viral, reaching over thirteen million views and prompting Hillary Clinton to praise, “It’s young graduates like [Livingston] who make it clear that America’s best days are still ahead.” Since his pivotal speech, Livingston has been featured on CNN, NPR, BBC, Good Morning America, and in news outlets across Europe, Australia, India, and South Africa. His convocation address was published as a book by Spiegel & Grau in 2017. For more information on this Speaker please visit