“More Than a Dream … Living the Dream” is the theme of Washington University’s 21st annual celebration honoring Martin Luther King Jr. at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in Graham Chapel. The Law School, School of Social Work and School of Medicine will also host celebrations.
Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton will begin the Danforth Campus program with a welcome and remarks. James E. McLeod, vice chancellor for students and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, will speak, along with various student leaders.
The Rosa L. Parks Award for Meritorious Service to the Community will be presented.
The evening will include performances by the university’s Vision Gospel Choir and Black Anthology.
A reception in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge will follow the program. For more information, call 935-5965.
Other MLK events:
* Emma Coleman Jordan, J.D., professor of law at Georgetown University, will discuss “Wealth and Inequality: Thinking About Communities and Individualism” at 4 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom of Anheuser-Busch Hall. Jordan is the School of Law‘s 2008 Dr. Martin Luther King commemorative speaker. She is best known for establishing the field of economic justice in legal theory, and for her work in financial services and civil rights. Her most recent book is “Economic Justice: Race, Gender, Identity and Economics,” the capstone to a series of articles, chapters and books she has written on the subject. For more information, call 935-4958.
* The Society of Black Student Social Workers at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work will host, in remembrance of King, “Financial Freedom Seminar: Achieving Economic Independence Through Education,” from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 2 in Brown Hall, Room 100. Registration is required. For more information, call 935-7262.
* The School of Medicine‘s Office of Diversity Programs will present its annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration lecture at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in the Eric P. Newman Education Center. Angela E. Oh, internationally recognized author, teacher and public lecturer, will speak. Appointed by President Bill Clinton in June 1997 to the President’s Initiative on Race, Oh was part of a seven-member advisory board to the president in an effort directed at creating a national dialogue and examination of race relations in the United States. For more information, call 362-6854.