King Week '97 promises to be
the best in its 13 year history
Martin Luther King Week hits full stride as Emory celebrates its 13th annual
observance Jan. 20-26, with appearances by poet Nikki Giovanni, Pulitzer
Prize winner David Garrow, and a community service project to commemorate
Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Giovanni will speak in celebration of King's life and work at 8 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 25, in Glenn Memorial Auditorium. Giovanni, a best-selling poet and
essayist, has published more than 20 books, including The Women and the
Men and Racism 101. Tickets are free, but are required, and can be obtained
beginning Jan. 13. at the Dobbs Center ticket window, (404) 727-8425.
Garrow, a 1987 Pulitzer Prize winner for his book, Bearing the Cross: Martin
Luther King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, is also Presidential
Distinguished Professor at Emory this semester. He will preach at an 11:15
a.m. worship service Sunday, Jan. 26, in Cannon Chapel. A reception follows
in Brooks Commons. Other events include:
Monday, Jan. 20­p;King Week at Emory begins with campus organizations
and alumni groups conducting a tree-planting project in the MLK district
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The project is sponsored by the Caucus of Emory Black
Alumni, the Atlanta Club of the Association of Emory Alumni, Volunteer Emory,
The Emory Young Alumni Club of Atlanta, Alumni University and Trees Atlanta.
Cynthia Shaw, director of student development, says she is excited about
the project because it lets "Emory people get together with community
people to beautify the neighborhood."
Tuesday, Jan. 21­p;the Martin Luther King Papers Project and the
Program in African Studies host an open house at noon in the Candler Library's
African American Reading Room. At 3 p.m. will be a free screening of the
film, "All God's Children" in 220 Dobbs Center, with discussion
by the film's producer, Sylvia Rhue.
At 7 p.m., June Jordan, professor of African American Studies, University
of California, will be the guest speaker at "Dr. King's Beloved Community:
1997 Update" in Winship Ballroom, Dobbs Center.
Wednesday, Jan. 22­p;An interfaith service at noon in Cannon Chapel
will feature preaching by Luther B. Felder II, associate university chaplain.
At 4 p.m., "Women Talking With Women: Black Women and White Women in
Dialogue," will be held at the Women's Center. At 7 p.m., a concert
and birthday cake celebration featuring the Voices of Inner Strength choir
is scheduled in Cannon Chapel.
Thursday, Jan. 23­p;an interactive exhibit and film series titled
"Nonviolence: Creating a Social Norm-A Focus on Mental Health"
will be held at 11 a.m. in the Rita Anne Rollins Room, 8th floor, Rollins
School of Public Health. Also at 11 a.m., Noel Erskine, a theology faculty
member and author of the book, King Among the Theologians, will preach at
a service in Cannon Chapel.
The School of Public Health will host its Community Service Awards, recognizing
those whose efforts make communities less violent. The program will be held
at 4p.m. in the Rita Anne Rollins Room, 8th floor, School of Public Health.
The day ends with a Jazz Vespers Service at 6:30 p.m. in Cannon Chapel.
Friday, Jan. 24­p;an international student coffee hour panel at
11:30 a.m. discusses "King's Influence Within the International Community"
in Winship Ballroom, Dobbs Center. At 7 p.m., the AHANA Dance Troupe performs
in 208 White Hall. A reception follows to honor the Martin Luther King Jr.
Scholars at Emory.
Ongoing King Week events at Emory include:
- Free screenings of the film "The Long Walk Home" on Friday
and Saturday, Jan. 24 and 25. Show times are 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. both days
in Harland Cinema, Dobbs Center.
- "Documenting the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Letters and
Photographs from the Emory Archives and Special Collections" is on
display at the Schatten Gallery of the Woodruff Library from Jan. 15 - Feb.
25. Admission is free.
- "Harmony: The Fusion of Character, Color and Class" featuring
paintings by Joyce Baker, is on display at Dobbs Center Jan. 6 - Feb. 13.
Hours are noon to midnight daily. Admission is free.
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