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Martin Luther King Jr. honored in January events

Miami’s Martin Luther King Jr. observance will be marked by a variety of events.

Samuel Betances will present a keynote address titled "The Racial Legacies and Learning II: How to Talk About Race" at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, in Hall Auditorium on the Oxford campus. Professor emeritus at Northeastern Illinois University, Betances is a critically acclaimed educator and expert on the topics of group relationships, educational reform and multicultural education. He is a partner in Souder, Betances, and Associates of Chicago, Ill.

Additional events on the Oxford campus include:

• Film series, "Eyes on the Prize," the most comprehensive television documentary on the American civil rights movement ever produced, noon-1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Jan. 17-20, Center for Black Culture and Learning. Bring a brown bag lunch.

• Community service at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, Kumler Chapel on the Western campus, with guest speaker Bishop H. Eugene Bellinger of Mt. Sinai Holy Temple, Columbus, Ohio.

• MLK Day Hike around Acton Lake, Hueston Woods, sponsored by Miami’s Hefner Zoology and Limper Geology museums, 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17. (See related story.)

• Coffeehouse showcase at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, Hall Auditorium. Featured will be arts performances by Miami students including poetry, music and dance.

Events at the Hamilton campus :

• Awards reception at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, Booker T. Washington Community Center, 1140 S. Front St., (513) 868-0126. The reception recognizes area high-school students who are recipients of MLK-committee scholarships. Awards also will be presented to members of the community in recognition of distinguished service.

Annual remembrance and reflections luncheon at noon Wednesday, Jan. 19, Wilks Conference Center. The luncheon is free but seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information, call 5-3024.

• Coffeehouse showcase at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, Parrish Auditorium. Featured will be arts performances by Miami Hamilton students.

Also in Hamilton, participants will depart from the Booker T. Washington Community Center at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, for a noon observance at Israel Baptist Church, Seventh and Chestnut streets. Pastor Jerry Simpson of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Muncie, Ind., will speak at the community service.

The Middletown campus will participate in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at the Second Baptist Church.

Events are free and open to the public.

Date Published: 01/13/2000
Volume: 19   Number: 20

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