Friday, January 14, 2011

Michigan Tech events to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

HOUGHTON -- Michigan Tech will celebrate its annual Martin Luther King Week beginning Monday, Jan. 17. Events include King's iconic "I Have a Dream" speech; a peace march in the spirit of the great peacemaker; actor Barry Scott's tribute to his idol; and a closing banquet that features Charles Pugh, president of the Detroit City Council, a respected journalist turned popular civic leader.

Here is a schedule of events:

Monday, Jan. 17, noon -- "I Have a Dream" speech, Memorial Union steps, followed by a candlelight vigil and a peace march to the Rozsa Center.

Monday, 1 p.m. -- Reception, Rozsa atrium. Following the candlelight vigil and peace march, the campus community is invited for light refreshments in the atrium of the Rozsa Center. This reception will feature remarks from the Black Student Association and music by the Praise in Effect Choir.

Monday, 2 p.m. -- Actor Barry Scott's tribute to King, Rozsa Center.

Tuesday, Jan. 18, noon -- Traveling Trunk exhibit in the Van Pelt and Opie Library; includes photos, videos, speeches and background information.

Wednesday, Jan. 19, noon -- Blood drive, Van Pelt and Opie Library Reading Room.

Friday, Jan. 21, 4 p.m. -- Basketball invitational, SDC Wood Gym.

Saturday, Jan. 22, 9 a.m. -- Service Saturday at the Keweenaw Family Resource Center's Tree House, where there will be stories and snacks for the children.

Saturday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m. -- Banquet, Memorial Union Ballroom, features Charles Pugh, president of the Detroit City Council. Admission is $15 a person.

For more information, contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 487-2920.

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