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Georgetown Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 12, 2011

WHO:
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.
WHAT:
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.”
WHEN:
Monday, Jan. 17 – Friday, Jan. 21, 2011
WHERE:
All events take place at Georgetown with the exception of the concert which takes place at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Georgetown University
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C. 20057
SPONSORS:
Office of the President
COVERAGE:
Media planning to cover an event must RSVP with Rachel Pugh at (202) 687.4328 or rmp47@georgetown.edu. Press will need to present valid credentials.
CONTACT:
Rachel Pugh
202-687-4328
rmp47@georgetown.edu

 

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