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College Celebrates Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 12, 2012

Laura Rossi Lemire
Communications and Marketing
(603) 641-7242

Saint Anselm College will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of events throughout January.

The month-long commemoration will kick-off with a prayer breakfast on Monday, Jan. 16 as keynote speaker, T.J. Wheeler, discusses "Occupying the Dream." Wheeler, an activist, educator and performer will explore how music has influenced the struggles for civil rights and human freedom and the role it can play in overcoming racism.

Other special events include a poetry performance by Kemi Alabi, a lecture by author and activist Bakari Kitawana on "The King Legacy and the Hip Hop Generation," and a service project that involves Saint Anselm students and 8-15 year olds reflecting on their dreams and learning about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement.

Regarding the program, Multicultural Center Director, Yemi Mahoney says, "It is a reflection of Saint Anselm's commitment to fostering understanding, experience, and appreciation of the world's diversity and of our mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts college. It is our hope that this diverse, array of events will remind us of the relevance of his message today, as well as empower our community to take action."

For the full listing of events visit the college event calendar at http://calendar.anselm.edu/