TV's Judge Mathis headlines MLK Celebration

Media Advisory: Feb. 16 program canceled

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration scheduled for Monday, Feb. 16, has been canceled. The program featuring television personality Judge Greg Mathis is expected to be rescheduled for a later date.

For Immediate Release:  Feb. 2, 2015

BLOOMSBURG— Judge Greg Mathis, civil rights activist and television personality, will speak as part of Bloomsburg University’s 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration on Monday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. Mathis will deliver the keynote speech, “Political Empowerment: Maintaining and Building Your Community,” in BU’s Carver Hall.

A street youth from Detroit who rose from jail cell to court bench, Mathis informs and inspires millions through his award-winning television court show, “Judge Mathis”; his weekly news column; and his TV appearances on shows such as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Today Show” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” A civil rights activist, Mathis began his work in public service while in college where he led Free South America and voter registration campaigns. In 1983, he joined the staff of the Detroit City Council and advocated for equal justice with the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH program. Currently, he is chairman of the organization and a national board member of the NAACP.