News Release: Events, University News

Jan. 15,  2010

Emory Celebrates King Week Jan. 18-27

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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. 18-27. 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.

King Week 2010 kicks off on the national holiday Monday, Jan. 18 with a day of service known as "Emory's Day On." In addition to an annual tree planting in the Martin Luther King historic district, volunteer opportunities now include 15 projects around the city in conjunction with Project Open Hand, Samaritan House and Senior Citizens of Metro Atlanta. 

Other highlights during King Week 2010 include:

  • A screening of the Emory-produced documentary, "The Journey There and Back," at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, Harland Cinema, Dobbs University Center, Emory. The film highlights the experience of Emory staff and students who attended the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama.
  • The popular jazz vesper service featuring Dwight Andrews, associate professor of music, and the Atlanta Jazz Chorus, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21 in Cannon Chapel, Emory.
  • Kimberle Crenshaw, law professor at UCLA and Columbia law schools, will give the keynote address, "Gender and the Civil Rights Movement," at 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22 in Cannon Chapel, Emory.  
  • The Rev. Joseph Lowery, who delivered the benediction at President Obama's inauguration and is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, will lead a worship service at 11 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 24 in Cannon Chapel, Emory. 
  • Ecumenical service celebrating the life of Martin Luther King at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27 in the Old Church in Oxford, Ga.  Keynote address will be given by Rev. Sam Clowney, director of district strategy and community involvement for Teach for America in Charlotte, N.C. Also on the program are musical performances by a community interdenominational choir, the Oxford College gospel choir Voices of Praise, and OxApella. 

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