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Elizabethtown College commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King

Elizabethtown College will mark Monday, Jan. 21, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, with a week of events, including a day dedicated to service. Activist and scholar Dr. Angela Davis will present the keynote address. Her lecture, "The Prison Industrial Complex and the Implications for Dr. King's Dream" will be held Tuesday Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in Leffler Chapel and Performance Center. A complete list of events is available online by visiting http://www.etown.edu/offices/diversity/mlk.aspx .

Highlights from the week of celebration are listed below.Elizabethtown College commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King


Monday, Jan. 21, 6:15 p.m. - MLK Candlelight March
Location: Blue Bean, Brossman Commons

Reenact the Civil Rights March to remember the struggles of the civil rights movement of which Martin Luther King Jr. was a major leader.


Monday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. - MLK Gospel Extravaganza and Awards
Location: Leffler Chapel and Performance Center
Various community and college performers celebrate Dr. King's legacy through music, dance and spoken word. Elizabethtown College Concert Choir, local choirs and other performers will delight the audience with moving and vibrant performances. Recognition for Faculty and Staff Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion will also be presented.


Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m. - Dr. Angela Davis – "The Prison Industrial Complex and the Implications for Dr. King's Dream"

Location: Leffler Chapel and Performance Center

Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, author, educator, and advocate Dr. Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation's quest for social justice. Davis is the author of nine books and has lectured throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Her teaching career has taken her to San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Vassar and Stanford University. She is a distinguished professor emerita of History and the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program of Feminist Studies at Santa Cruz. Davis is particularly concerned with the general tendency to devote more resources and attention to penal systems than to educational institutions. Her work as an educator -- at the university level and in the larger public sphere -- has always emphasized the importance of building communities of people who struggle for economic, racial and gender justice. Following the program a book signing will be held in the Mineral Gallery at the Masters Center. Books authored by Dr. Davis can be purchased at the college store or following the program. Tickets (free) are required for admission and can be ordered by calling 717-361-4757.

 

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