President Cabrera Calls for Equality in Education During ‘Realize the Dream’

Posted: August 27, 2013 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: August 28, 2013 at 7:09 am

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By Linda Keuntje

President Ángel Cabrera speaks on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington in Washington D.C. Photo by Alexis Glenn/

President Ángel Cabrera speaks on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the 50th anniversary celebration of the “March on Washington.” Photo by Alexis Glenn

With the statue of Abraham Lincoln behind him and a throng of people extending half the length of the Reflecting Pool before him, George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera spoke on Saturday, Aug. 24, about the importance of immigration reform and the need to “break down barriers to education” caused by wealth inequality.

The occasion, attended by tens of thousands, commemorated the 50th anniversary of the “March on Washington” and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Cabrera was one of nine speakers with ties to George Mason who spoke at the event.

Michael Shank, a professor at Mason’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (SCAR), also addressed the crowd, as did S-CAR adjunct Maneshka Eliatamby and PhD candidate Johnny J. Mack. Eliatamby and Mack helped co-sponsored the “Realize the Dream” march with their Communities Without Boundaries International (CWBI), a nonprofit that works toward nonviolent social change in troubled communities around the world. CWBI co-organizedworked on the event with the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.

Write to Robin Herron at rherron@gmu.edu

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