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Georgetown Celebrates MLK with Week of Events, Free Kennedy Center Concert

January 10, 2012

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. This year marks the tenth consecutive year Georgetown has hosted free concerts for the D.C. community at the Kennedy Center.
Schedule of Events: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week, 2012

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 16 at 6:00 p.m., Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

For the 10th year, Georgetown hosts a free concert for the community. Event features Grammy Award Winner Bobby McFerrin and the Let Freedom Ring Celebration Choir, and honors John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award Recipient Professor Clarence Jones.

Live webcast will be available here.

A Dream Deferred: Dr. King's Unfinished Campaign for Economic Justice
Tuesday, January 17, 4:00 p.m., Copley Formal Lounge

Is today's occupy movement a continuation of Dr. King's call for economic justice for all? A panel of Georgetown faculty experts will critically assess the current economic and social justice movements.

Spiritual Tribute to Dr. King’s Legacy with Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr.
Wednesday, January 18 at 5:00 p.m., Dahlgren Chapel
(no cameras)
Spiritual service features Georgetown's Gospel and Chapel Choirs.

Reflections on Dr. King’s Legacy by Georgetown Students, Faculty and Staff
Thursday, January 19 at 4:00 p.m., Copley Formal Lounge

Program includes reflections by faculty and staff, and a variety of student performances of music, spoken word, and inspirational messages.

“fufu & oreos”: A Performance by Obehi Janice
Friday, January 20, 4:00 p.m., Lohrfink Auditorium
“fufu & oreos” is a one-woman show that stages Obehi’s journey as a Nigerian-American artist reflecting upon depression, identity, and faith with irreverent humor and moving testimony.

"Let Freedom Ring" Community Day of Service
Saturday, January 21 at, 9:30 a.m.. Ward 7

Students, faculty and staff will work with local community organizations and members in Ward 7.

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Monday, Jan. 16 – Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012
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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