King Week to include march, panel discussion

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King Week to include march, panel discussion

Martin Luther King Jr.
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Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Week at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will begin with the 21st Annual MLK Youth Rally and March at 8 a.m. Jan. 18.

The annual event, sponsored by Lincoln Public Schools, will start with a pre-rally and empowerment program at the Nebraska Union, 1400 R St. It will continue with a unifying march through downtown Lincoln and culminate with the “Call to Action” program at the Nebraska State Capitol, 1445 K St. For more details, click here.

The following is a list of other events on the UNL campus during MLK Week. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

  • Jan. 20, noon: #Dreamers performance, Nebraska Union Crib. The #Dreamers of Belmont Elementary School will perform their MLK program “I Have a Dream: More Than a March.”

  • Jan. 21, 3 p.m.: Service learning project, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center Lobby, 1400 R St. Participants will volunteer at various sites around the community in honor of King’s vision for community outreach. Registration will take place at the MLK booth in the Nebraska Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 13 to 15.

  • 6:30 p.m.: MLK Award Reception, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center Unity Room. The 2016 Chancellor’s Fulfilling the Dream Award will be presented to Debra Hope, professor of psychology at UNL. The award is given to individuals or groups who have contributed to the UNL community or the wider Lincoln community by their exemplary action in promoting King’s goals and vision.

  • 7:30 p.m.: Panel discussion, “Dr. King’s Dream in 2016: Locally, Nationally and Globally,” Nebraska Union Heritage Room. A panel that includes Sriyani Tidball, assistant professor of practice in advertising and public relations at UNL; Patrick Jones, associate professor of history and ethnic studies at UNL; and UNL graduate student Carnetta Griffin will discuss what King’s dream means in today’s world and how it affects the state, nation and world.

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