The 34th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Celebration will take place at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, in Upper Cravens Hall, 435 Kentucky Ave. The program celebrates the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Everyone is invited to bring their favorite dish and join the annual community potluck dinner.
Vice Chancellor John McCardell will share opening remarks. Students will host the program and share poetry and dance. The School of Theology Choir, under the direction of Kenneth Miller, will share musical selections. The Sewanee Praise Choir, under the direction of Music Professor Prakash Wright, will perform selections from their songbook.
François Clemmons, an African-American singer, actor, playwright and university lecturer, will attend the gathering. He has agreed to help lead us in song.
The evening is a great community celebration. Join us for good company, inspiring music, and nourishing food. Remember to bring your favorite dish.
The Sewanee Black Student Union, the Cumberland Center for Justice and Peace, the School of Theology, the Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs, and the Office of Student Life are the co-sponsors. The event is free, open, and everyone is invited.