News Release: Events

Jan. 5,  2009

Emory Celebrates King Week Jan. 19-27

Emory University's King Week, an annual celebration of the life, work and interests of Martin Luther King Jr., features a range of service, education, entertainment and memorial activities Jan. 19-27.  King's spirit of activism and social justice will be highlighted in a keynote address, "Civil Rights: Then and Now," given by guest speaker, Julian Bond, chairman of the board, NAACP.

Other popular events taking place during King Week include a volunteer tree planting in the Martin Luther King Jr. historic district, a jazz vespers service in Cannon Chapel and the presentation of Community Service Awards sponsored by the Rollins School of Public Health and Goizueta Business School.

A schedule of activities follows. Visit the official King Week at Emory Web site for a full list of King Week activities. All events are free and open to the public.



Monday, Jan. 19

"Remembering Martin Luther King Through Service"
Volunteers will plant trees in the Martin Luther King Jr. historic district in conjunction with Trees Atlanta. 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m. 404-727-6268.


Tuesday, Jan. 20

Cannon Chapel Service
Service of Word and Table. Music by the Candler Singers.  Sponsored by the Candler School of Theology. 11 a.m. Cannon Chapel, 515 Kilgo Circle, Emory. 404-727-6225.


Wednesday, Jan. 21

"Words That Changed the World"
Members of the Emory community will read speeches and letters written by prominent civil rights leaders from around the world. Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life. 12 p.m., Coca Cola Commons, Dobbs University Center.

Forum
"Women Talking With Women: Reflecting on Race, Ethnicity and Culture."
 Pamela Epps, moderator. This is an open discussion featuring women of different backgrounds and experiences. 4 p.m., Center for Women, Cox Hall, 569 Asbury Circle, Emory. 404-727-2031.

Forum
"Boys to Men:  A Dialogue for Change." S.O.U.L high school participants will share poems and essays followed by intergenerational discussion groups will talk about change as a catalyst to success and the impact of positive change in the community. 6 p.m., Winship Ballroom, Dobbs University Center, 605 Asbury Circle, Emory. 404-727-4148.

Concert and Birthday Cake Celebration
Emory's Voices of Inner Strength gospel choir will perform. 8 p.m., Coca-Cola Commons, Dobbs University Center, 605 Asbury Circle, Emory. 404-727-8425.


Thursday, Jan. 22

Cannon Chapel Service
Service of Word. Sponsored by Candler School of Theology.  11 a.m., Cannon Chapel, 515 Kilgo Circle, Emory. 404-727-6225.

Community Service Awards
With speaker, Xernona Clayton, founder, Atlanta Trumpet Awards program. Sponsored by the Rollins School of Public Health and Goizueta Business School. 4 p.m., Boynton Auditorium, Goizueta Business School, 1300 Clifton Rd., Emory. 404-727-7697.

Jazz Vespers Service
Featuring Dwight Andrews, associate professor of music at Emory. 7 p.m., Cannon Chapel, 515 Kilgo Circle, Emory. 404-727-6153.


Friday, Jan. 23

Keynote Lecture
"Civil Rights: Then and Now." with speaker Julian Bond, chairman of the board, NAACP, guest speaker. 4 p.m., Cannon Chapel, 515 Kilgo Circle, Emory. 404-727-6847

Film
"Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson's American Journey." The award-winning film profiles the life of Thelton Henderson, one of the first African Americans to be appointed to the federal bench. 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Harland Cinema, Dobbs University Center, 605 Asbury Circle, Emory. 404-727-4636.


Sunday, Jan. 25

Worship Service
Reverend Dr. Calvin S. Morris, executive director of Chicago's Community Renewal Society and former director of the Atlanta Martin Luther King Center, will preach. Music provided by the Voices of Inner Strength gospel choir. 11 a.m., Cannon Chapel, 515 Kilgo Circle, Emory. Reception follows in Brooks Commons. 404-727-6225.


Tuesday, Jan. 27

Ecumenical Celebration–Oxford College
Annual service remembering Martin Luther King Jr. Interdenominational Choir and the "Voices of Praise" Oxford College Gospel Choir will sing. Reverend Harold Cobb and Henry M. White will speak. 7 p.m., Old Church, Oxford Campus, Oxford, Ga. 770-784-8392


Exhibits

"Slave, Soldier, Citizen: The Journey of William H. Scott." January 23-August 8.  Level Ten, Woodruff Library.

"Beggars and Choosers: Motherhood is Not a Class Privilege in America." January 15-March 12. Schatten Gallery, level three, Woodruff Library.

"Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States." January 15-March 12. Schatten Gallery, Level Three, Woodruff Library.

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