MLK Day Celebration
Thursday, January 12, 2017
The 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Celebration will take place at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16, in Upper Cravens Hall. The program will celebrate the life, works and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Everyone is invited to take part in the annual potluck dinner. After welcoming remarks from the Vice Chancellor of the University, John McCardell, students will host the program and share poetry and dance along with other selected works. The Sewanee Praise Choir, under the Direction of Music Professor Prakash Wright, will perform selections from their songbook. The School of Theology Choir, under the direction of Kenneth Miller, will perform musical selections as well. We will hear remarks from the Cumberland Center for Justice and Peace and others in the community. Those in attendance will also have an opportunity to lift their voices in song and join in with the singing together. This will be a great community evening as we enjoy good company, an inspiring program and delicious and nourishing food.
The African American Alliance, the Cumberland Center for Justice and Peace, the School of Theology and the Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs, are the co-sponsors of the event, which is free and open to the public.