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UC Honors Martin Luther King Jr.
with March, Presentation

Date: Dec. 31, 2001
By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Archive: Campus News

University of Cincinnati's West Campus will honor the memory of slain civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with a campus march, a guest speaker and a choral performance on Friday evening, Jan. 11, 2002. According to Stacy Downing, assistant director of UC's African American Cultural and Research Center (AACRC), all the events are free and open to the public:

Campus March
6:06 p.m.:
The march will begin at the AACRC and proceed to the UC Events Pavilion. The march is sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., a Greek organization in which Dr. King was a member. The starting time reflects the 1906 founding year for the fraternity.

"Are We Living Out the Dream?" Program
7 p.m.:
Speaker Donald Brown, director of the Office African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American Student Programs at Boston College for 22 years, will discuss "Are We Living Out the Dream?" in a free presentation. The evening's program will also feature a performance by the UC AACRC Choir prior to the talk. The event is sponsored by UC's AACRC.

Brown also serves as president of Christian Soldiers Inc., which works to shape character and to assist in the academic, social and spiritual growth of youths between the ages of 7 and 15. Another initiative Brown co-directs is Bridging Bridges, which brings together 18-20 organizations that serve black males in Greater Boston.

For more information, call the AACRC at (513) 556-1177 or visit its web site at www.aacrc.uc.edu/. Both the choir and the AACRC are celebrating their 10th anniversaries this academic year. The center is currently looking for all former members of its choir to organize a reunion concert.


 
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