Emory Report
December 15, 2008
Volume 61, Number 15



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December 15, 2008
Advance Notice

Service and more for King Week
Emory’s week-long celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 19-27 will have forums, worship services, concerts, lectures, exhibits and community service events.

On Jan. 19, to celebrate King Day, volunteers will plant trees in the Martin Luther King Jr. historic district in conjunction with Trees Atlanta.

Julian Bond, NAACP board chairman, will speak Jan. 23, on “Civil Rights: Then and Now” at 4 p.m. at Cannon Chapel.

A choral concert and birthday cake celebration, honoring King’s legacy and recognizing Emory’s Martin Luther King, Jr. and Benjamin E. Mays scholars will be at 8 p.m. at the Coca-Cola Commons of the Dobbs University Center.

There will also be a jazz vesper service and a community awards presentation.

Visit www.emory.edu/MLK/ for the full calendar of events.

Events surround professor’s opera
The Atlanta Opera and Emory’s Flora Glenn Candler Concerts Series present a choral production of Philip Glass’ opera “Akhnaten” on Jan. 23, at 8 p.m. and Jan. 25, at 5 p.m. in the Schwartz Center’s Emerson Concert Hall.

Related events include an open dress rehearsal for college and high school students, Jan. 21, 7 p.m., Emerson Hall; panel discussion on “The Historic and Imagined Akhnaten” Jan. 22, 7 p.m., Carlos reception hall; pre-concert “Conversation with Composer Philip Glass and Shalom Goldman,” the Emory professor who helped write the libretto, Jan. 25, 3:30 p.m.,Glenn Memorial Auditorium; and a “Creativity Conversation” with Glass, Jan. 26, 4 p.m., Carlos reception hall.

Future of black church explored
The 5th Annual National Black Church Studies Summit, Jan. 22-24, will bring together community leaders, scholars and students to explore the theme: “Where Do We Go From Here? Black Church Traditions, Textures and Transformations.”

Sponsored by Candler School of Theology and co-sponsored by Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion and the Kelly Miller Smith Institute at Vanderbilt Divinity School, the summit will take place at the Emory Conference Center Hotel.

The summit will feature presentations and dialogue about the varieties of black religious experiences, the 21st century black church, and the continuing social, political, and spiritual impact of persons of faith on the church, the academy and society.

For details, visit www.candler.emory.edu.