Emory Report
January 20, 2009
Volume 61, Number 16

King Week calendar
Tuesday, Jan. 20
Cannon Chapel Service. Candler Singers, performing.
11 a.m. Cannon Chapel.

Wednesday, Jan. 21
Reading: “Words That Changed the World.” Noon. Coca Cola Commons.

FORUM: “Women Talking With Women: Reflecting on Race, Ethnicity and Culture.”
4 p.m. Center for Women. 404-727-2031.

FORUM: “Boys to Men:
A Dialogue for Change.”
6 p.m. Winship Ballroom.

Birthday Cake Celebration. Voices of Inner Strength, performing. 8 p.m. Coca-Cola Commons. 404-727-8425.

Thursday, Jan. 22
Cannon Chapel Service.
11 a.m. Cannon Chapel.

Community Service Awards. Xernona Clayton, keynote. 4 p.m. Boynton Auditorium, Goizueta Business School.

Jazz Vespers Service.
Dwight Andrews, presenting. 7 p.m. Cannon Chapel.

Friday, Jan. 23
“Slave, Soldier, Citizen:
The Journey of William H. Scott.”
1:30 p.m. Woodruff Library. On view through April 6.

“Civil Rights: Then and Now.”
Julian Bond, presenting. 4 p.m. Cannon Chapel. 404-727-6847.

FILM: “Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson’s American Journey.” 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Harland Cinema.

Sunday, Jan. 25
Worship Service.
Rev. Calvin S. Morris, preaching. Voices of Inner Strength, performing.
11 a.m., Cannon Chapel.

Tuesday, Jan. 27
Ecumenical Celebration.
7 p.m. Old Church, Oxford Campus. 770-784-8392.

Ongoing exhibits
“Beggars and Choosers: Motherhood is Not a Class Privilege in America”
and “Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States.” Schatten Gallery, Woodruff Library.
On view through March 12



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January 20
, 2009
King Week special with inauguration

By kim urquhart

Emory’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 Week this year is particularly poignant because of the inauguration of Barack Obama on Jan. 20,” says Cynthia Shaw, chair of Emory’s MLK Holiday Observance Committee, noting the parallels between King’s vision and dream and the election of the nation’s first African American president.

The keynote address “Civil Rights: Then and Now,” by NAACP Chairman Julian Bond on Jan. 23, will highlight King’s spirit of activism and social justice.

“Given Obama’s inauguration the previous Tuesday, this will be a wonderful event, incredibly timely,” says Shaw, noting that Bond will likely gear his remarks to what the historic election means in terms of the civil rights movement and King’s dream.

Popular events taking place during King Week include a volunteer tree planting in the Martin Luther King Jr. historic district on the national holiday; Associate Professor of Music Dwight Andrews’ jazz vespers service; and the presentation of Community Service Awards sponsored by the Rollins School of Public Health and Goizueta Business School.

In “Words That Changed The World” Jan. 21, students, staff and faculty will gather to read from speeches and letters of prominent civil rights leaders from around the world, from King to Mahatma Ghandi to Cesar Chavez. “These individuals and their words helped move people from inactivity to activity vis-a-vis civil rights,” says Shaw.

Other activities during the week include a choral concert honoring King’s legacy and recognizing Emory scholars, a film, forums, exhibitions, worship services and Oxford College’s annual ecumenical celebration.

Visit www.emory.edu/MLK/ for details on King Week activities.