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UNH 23rd ANNUAL MLK CELEBRATION EVENTS!
THEME: Are You Making Your Mark?
January 27 - February 5, 2013
For detailed information: www.unh.edu/inclusive/mlk
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
The 23rd Annual MLK Celebration featuring Rob Dixon, UNH Alum '83, founder of Boston area Project RISE and nationally recognized youth advocate.
"Everybody can be great . . . because anybody can serve."
--- Excerpted from "The Drum Major Instinct", a sermon by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1968.
Spiritual Celebration (MLK CELEBRATION EVENT)
Sunday, January 27, 2013
4:00 - 5:30pm, Durham Community Church, Main Street, Durham
Rise Up into Communities of Justice and Compassion
Join the UNH and Durham communities in an inter-faith and multi-faith spiritual celebration that supports and highlights the spiritual foundation that Martin Luther King Jr. brought to his life and works. Featuring songs, drumming, music, poetry, and special readings, the community remembers The Rev. Dr King. Reception to follow. All are welcomed to this moving and joyous evening!
MLK Commemorative Address: Are You Making Your Mark? (MLK CELEBRATION EVENT)
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
7:00 - 8:30pm, Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center
Rob Dixon will speak about his transformative work in Boston and how he believes everyone can carry out the legacy of Dr. King. Dixon, a record-setting UNH basketball player and former professional athlete, became an educator and community activist following his graduation from UNH in 1983. He organized the Boston area establishment of the non-profit Project RISE (Respect, Integrity, and Success through Education), which has the impressive record of a 96% high school graduation rate. His program asks students to focus on their life experiences and to consider how they may be leaders in a world of challenging realities. A nationally recognized youth advocate, Dixon was named an “All-Star Among Us” by People magazine for his commitment to bettering the lives of children. Presidents Obama, Bush, Clinton, GHW Bush, and Carter celebrated Dixon’s work at the 2009 MLB All-Star Game.
Noha Elmohands, a UNH Senior, will be the host for the program.
MLK Forum: Public and Private Schools: What's Working . . .What's Not (MLK CELEBRATION EVENT)
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
4:00 - 5:30pm, Memorial Union Building, Strafford Room
Commemorative speaker Rob Dixon and visiting professor Winston Thompson join community leaders to ask what freedoms and responsibilities serve us best as we strive toward the building of MLK's beloved community. What do we need to know about education underserving some of us? How are some initiatives working? How are other, well-intentioned programs not achieving their goals? What are the personal impacts of poorly performing schools? How are after-school programs working? How do we continue to build community in our educational institutions?
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