University of Vermont

Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

MLK Celebration

A Celebration Fit for a King
in honor of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

MLK Poster
Marting Luther King Events Poster

Release Date: 12-03-2008
Martin Luther King III to Highlight UVM's 2009 Holiday Commemoration

Author: Lee Ann Cox, University Communications

As part of a multi-day celebration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., human rights advocate and community activist Martin Luther King III will speak on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. in Patrick Gymnasium. There will also be a special guest performance by the Burlington Ecumenical Gospel Choir.

The event is free and open to the public but does require tickets, which will be made available according to the following schedule: Beginning Monday, Jan. 12 tickets will be available to UVM students, faculty, and staff (one ticket for each UVM ID). Saturday, Jan. 17 tickets are open to the general public with a limit of two per person. To find out more please contact the Hoffman information desk, Davis Center at (802) 656-4636.

The elder son of the civil rights icon, Martin Luther King III has continued his father's work for equality and justice for all people. Elected the fourth president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, co-founded by Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1957, King aggressively fought injustice on local, state, and federal fronts. He currently leads the non-profit coalition force "Realizing the Dream," working to end poverty in the U.S.

Details about all activities that week can be found here. The event is being organized by the Office of the President and the Office of the Associate Provost for Multicultural Affairs and Academic Initiatives.

Last modified January 09 2009 12:38 PM

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