Georgetown Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 12, 2011
The Celebration: Georgetown University’s annual “Let Freedom Ring!” Initiative honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through a series of academic, artistic, and extracurricular programs that examine Dr. King’s life and work.
Schedule of Events: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week, 2011
Georgetown University is proud to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of events that explore his contribution to our community and our nation.
Let Freedom Ring Celebration
Monday, January 17th, 6:00 p.m., Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Featuring Grammy Award Winner Patti LaBelle and the Let Freedom Ring Celebration Choir
Event honors John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award Recipient Dr. Joseph Lowery
•Live webcast will be available here.
Beyond the Dream: The Unfinished Business of Dr. King’s Legacy in Education
Tuesday, January 18th, 4:00 p.m., Copley Formal Lounge
•Daniel Porterfield (English Department) critically assesses current trends in education reform with a panel of experts including educators and policy makers.
Spiritual Tribute to Dr. King’s Legacy with Rev. J. Glenn Murry, SJ.
Wednesday, January 19th, 7:30 p.m., Dahlgren Chapel
•Spiritual service features the Holy Comforter-Saint Cyprian Choir directed by Kenneth Louis and Georgetown Gospel Choir. (No cameras)
Reflections on Dr. King’s Legacy by Georgetown Students, Faculty and Staff
Thursday, January 20th, 4:00 p.m., Riggs Library
•Program includes reflections by Jane Genster (Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service/Office of the President) and Maurice Jackson (History Department), and a variety of student performances of music, spoken word, and inspirational messages.
“Ten Perfect”: A Performance by Patrick Sims
Friday, January 21st, 4:00 p.m., Lohrfink Auditorium
•This one-man play interweaves fact with fiction to explore the real life drama of the only person ever known to have survived a lynching in America. “Ten Perfect” reflects the heart of Dr. King’s struggle for justice, and asks what lies “Beyond the Dream.”
Monday, Jan. 17 – Friday, Jan. 21, 2011
All events take place at Georgetown with the exception of the concert which takes place at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C. 20057
Office of the President
Media planning to cover an event must RSVP with Rachel Pugh at (202) 687.4328 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Press will need to present valid credentials.