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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.

Georgetown University
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 Press will need to present valid credentials.
Rachel Pugh


Georgetown University37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057(202) 687.0100

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