Martin Luther King’s legacy honored via campus events

“Be the Change” is the theme of the University’s annual celebration honoring Martin Luther King Jr. at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 in Graham Chapel.

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton will begin the program with a welcome and remarks. The evening will include performances by Vashon High School’s drum line, the YMCA Boys Choir, the University’s Vision Gospel Choir and Black Anthology, as well as testimonials from University students.

A reception in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge will follow the program.

The celebration is sponsored by Black Anthology, the Black Alumni Council, Bon App├ętit, Campus Y, the Catholic Student Union, Cornerstone, the Disability Resource Center, the Office of Greek Life, the Department of Psychology in Arts & Sciences, the Office of Residential Life, the Office of Student Activities, the Office of Student Affairs, Student Union and the Wesley Fellowship.

This is the 18th year the University has supported a King tribute.

The celebration is free and open to the public. For more information, call 935-5970.

Other MLK events

Among other campus events is the Black Law Students Association’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative speaker event.

Susan R. Jones, professor of clinical law and supervising attorney of the Small Business Clinic at George Washington University, will present “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy: An Economic Justice Imperative” at 11 a.m. Jan. 19 in Anheuser-Busch Hall.

Jones is senior editor and past editor in chief of the American Bar Association Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law and author of A Legal Guide to Microenterprise Development.

For more information, call 935-4958.

The Business Minority Council will present a talk about King’s contributions toward equality in education and the workplace and how his efforts have affected African-Americans in the business world. The event will be at 3 p.m. Jan. 22 in Simon Hall.

For more information, call 935-7301.