Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events in Tri State

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events in Tri State

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The folowing events are planned in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day The University of Evansville will host several events under the theme of "Social Justice in 2012" on Monday.

At 11:30 a.m. at Shanklin Theater, the UE Black Student Union will present: Living the Dream," which is billed as "making history through music, art and dance to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."

At 1 p.m., there will be a "Walk for Justice" outside Carson Center. This is the 24th version of what has become a tradition at UE: a re-enactment of the 1963 Civil Rights March.

At 1:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall 251, the third annual UE Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Contest finals will take place. This session also will include discussions with people who experienced the Civil Rights Movement.

At 6:30 p.m., also in Eykamp Hall 251, there will be a display of community service projects performed by University of Evansville students.

At 7 p.m., keynote speaker Robiaun Charles, an assistant vice president for development and external relations at the University of Texas, will present the 2012 William G. and Rose M. Mays Martin Luther King Lecture in Eykamp Hall 251. A reception will follow at 8 p.m.

The University of Southern Indiana will feature its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Luncheon at 11 a.m. on Monday in Carter Hall at the University Center.

Judge Glenda Hatchett will be the keynote speaker for the event. Hatchett is known for her award-winning syndicated television show, "Judge Hatchett," and is the author of the best-sellers "Dare to Take Charge" and "Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say." She was named one of the "100 Best and Brightest Women in Corporate America" by Ebony magazine.

A graduate of Mt. Holyoke College, Hatchett was recognized as a distinguished alumna and awarded an honorary degree by the college. She also received the Emory Medal, the highest award given to an alumna by Emory University because of her commitment to excellence and service within the community.

In addition to the keynote address, the luncheon includes entertainment by the Designed by Grace Praise Dancers, Designed by Grace Gospel Choir, Children's Center for Dance Education, and Amadeus Percussions Drumline. …

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