Xavier hosts award-winning motivational public speaker in the Ann Buenger Catholic Lecture Series

Mark Brown presents inspirational and anti-bullying messages to young people in several appearances at the Cintas Center | October 27, 2008

Mark Brown, an internationally-recognized presenter and winner of the World Champion of Public Speaking award, returns to Xavier for two days of presentations to area middle and high school students and as the 2008 speaker in the annual Ann Buenger Catholic Lecture Series on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 4:00 p.m.

The lecture series event, titled “Our Children, Our Future,” is being presented to 700 teachers, administrators, university students and other guests at the Cintas Center banquet room. It is free and open to the public, though reservations are required.

Brown also presents his acclaimed anti-bullying program to Catholic school students at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Cintas Center arena and at 9:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.  30, in the Cintas Center banquet room. His program will reach more than 4,000 students overall. Nearly 2,600 seventh- and eighth-grade students participated in the same program last fall.

Brown is an Emmy-nominated dynamic speaker whose unique blend of insight and humor leaves his audiences entertained, uplifted and inspired. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, he emigrated to the United States at age 18 with $40 in his pocket and a dream of a better life. He never imagined he’d devote his life to helping others.

Brown has dedicated his career to spreading inspirational messages to young people across the country. With his “tell it like it is” approach, Brown challenges some of the most serious problems in our schools today. His work is part of the outreach program of Reader’s Digest and Catholic Digest and is in partnership with the Xavier Center for Catholic Education.

These events are sponsored by the Xavier Center for Excellence in Education. For reservations to the lecture, please call 513-745-3477.