Mathew Knowles, Marc Williams Bring 'Knowledge is Power' Discussion to Pacific

Knowles and WilliamsMathew Knowles and Marc Williams, two leaders in the worlds of marketing, esports, entertainment and health advocacy, are coming to Pacific University’s Forest Grove Campus on Friday, April 1, for a public discussion at Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center. The discussion, called Knowledge is Power, is free and open to the general public and begins at 2:30 p.m.

Knowles, the father of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles and former manager of Beyoncé, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland and the band Destiny’s Child, founded Music World Entertainment, which he sold this spring to APX Capital Group. The deal includes a $275 million fund for his film projects, including the forthcoming The Mathew Knowles Story, which will cover the development of his daughters’ and other performers’ entertainment careers. He is a visiting professor at the London College of Creative Media and Texas Southern University, and a professor at the University of Houston, Prairie View A&M University and the Art Institute. Knowles also is a breast cancer survivor and has been an advocate for access to healthcare for minorities.

Williams is chief executive of Williams Communications, associate athletic director and assistant vice president for innovation at Jarvis Christian College and host of Dr. Marc’s Masterclass Podcast.

Their discussion, which will range from entertainment entrepreneurship to Knowles’ recovery from breast cancer, will be followed by a performance by the Pacific University Chamber Choir and a reception. The program is presented by the Pacific University College of Business.

(Courtesy photo: Marc Williams, left, and Mathew Knowles)


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