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MLK Memorial Service

A memorial service is being held for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Memorial Chapel on Tuesday the 27th:

The service will feature a student reflection, performances by the Roadside Girls and Ebony Singers, and a Keynote Address by Dr. Robert D. Bullard. Dr. Bullard is a distinguished professor at Clark University and a leading expert and author of books on environmental racism and environmental justice. For more information, visit: www.wesleyan.edu/mlk/

If you are interested in attending a luncheon with Dr. Bullard, register by sending an e-mail to: stuact(at)wesleyan.edu. The luncheon is open to the first 30 respondents and will take place at noon in the Usdan University Center. If you have questions, direct them to Tim Shiner: tshiner(at)wesleyan.edu.

Date: Tuesday, January 27
Time: 4:30 pm
Place: Memorial Chapel

Committee seeks input on Civil Rights Movement

Cathy Lechowicz, Dir. of Community Service & Volunteerism, writes:

As part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on campus, the MLK Jr. Planning Committee created storyboards of significant people, events, and successes of the Civil Rights Movement. We want to add to that collection and would love for students to submit events that they feel are significant to the Civil Rights Movement.

If you would like to propose a topic, please email the topic and a brief summary of what the storyboard would include to clechowicz@wes by Dec. 8. The MLK Jr. Planning Committee will review all topics submitted and select up to six. Those selected will be asked to submit the content for the storyboard—up to 750 words—by Jan. 15.

Please visit the website for information about this year’s celebration and our keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Bullard. The website also has all of the current storyboards posted.

MLK Day events to be held next week

As Dean Whaley noted in a recent email to students, there will be a celebration for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day next week. Details can be found at wesleyan.edu/mlk.

On Tuesday, January 29, 2008, Wesleyan University will celebrate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, a singer and composer who founded the internationally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, will join us for the celebration. Dr. Reagon, who received an honorary degree from Wesleyan in 2001, will facilitate a lunch discussion and give the keynote address at the community-wide celebration to be held at 4:15 pm in Memorial Chapel. This celebration also will feature music from the Roadside Girls and The Ebony Singers, a student reflection, remarks from President Michael S. Roth and excerpts from Dr. King’s 1964 Baccalaureate Address.