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January 8, 2001

King Week activities at Emory

Compiled by Deb Hammacher

Monday, Jan. 15
Community Service Project. "Remembering Martin Luther King Through Service." Volunteers will plant trees along Jackson Street in the historic MLK district, in conjunction with Trees Atlanta. Meet on the corner of Irwin and Howell streets at 9 a.m.
9 a.m.–1 p.m. 404-727-6268.

Tuesday, Jan. 16
Lecture and exhibit opening. "Fertile Ground: The Civil Rights Movement and Its Legacy in the Mississippi Delta." Doris Derby, educator, artist and former Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee member, will speak on her pioneering work in the Mississippi Delta during the civil rights movement. 4 p.m. Jones Room, Woodruff Library. An exhibition of Derby’s personal papers and documentary photographs will be on display in Special Collections from
Jan. 16–March 1.

Forum. Vincent Harding, professor of religion and social transformation, Iliff School of Theology, Denver, will discuss the role of race and justice.
7 p.m. Cox Hall ballroom.

Wednesday, Jan. 17
Colloquium. "Reparations for African Americans: An Open Discussion." Facilitator: Vincent Harding, professor of religion and social transformation, University of Denver. 1 p.m. African American Studies reading room, Candler Library.

Forum. "Women Talking With Women: Women of Color and White Women in Dialogue." Facilitator: Pamela Epps. 4 p.m. Women’s Center.

Concert and birthday celebration. The Morehouse College Glee Club and Voices of Inner Strength gospel choir will perform. 8 p.m. Dobbs Center commons.

Thursday, Jan. 18
Community Service Awards ceremony. "Promoting Health and Economic Development through Reconciliation and Diversity." Guest speaker: Mark Mathabane, bestselling author of Kaffir Boy, an autobiographical story of apartheid in South Africa. Musical selection by D’Vine. Reception to follow. 4 p.m. Miller-Ward Alumni House.

Concert. Jazz vespers. Dwight Andrews, Emory music professor and minister, will lead a jazz vespers service. 6 p.m. Cannon Chapel.

Worship service. Alton Pollard, professor and director of black church studies in the School of Theology, will preach. 7 p.m. Allen Memorial Church, Oxford.

Friday, Jan. 19
International student coffee hour panel discussion.
"Civil Rights Within the International Community." 11:30 a.m. Winship Ballroom.

Dance performance. AHANA (African, Hispanic, Asian, Native American) Dance/Theater Troupe. Reception to follow honoring Emory’s MLK Scholars. 7 p.m. 208 White Hall.

Sunday, Jan. 21
Worship service.
The Very Most Rev. Maake Masango, pastor of St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Johannesburg, South Africa, will preach. Emory gospel group Voices of Inner Strength will sing. Reception follows in Brooks Commons. 11:15 a.m. Cannon Chapel.


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