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Saint Anselm to Honor MLK with Lectures and the Arts

January 14, 2011

Story by Barbara LeBlanc

Martin Luther King Jr.Saint Anselm College will honor the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King with a program of lectures, volunteer service, and the arts that will run from Jan. 17 through Feb. 11.

A prayer breakfast, entitled "Equality", will open the program Monday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 a.m. in the Cushing Center. Sociology professor William Farrell, a charter vice president of the Manchester Chapter of the NAACP, will be the keynote speaker.

At 12:30 p.m. in the Dana Center that day, Ed McGushin, associate professor of philosophy, will deliver a humanities lecture entitled, "Martin Luther King, Jr.: An Extremist for the Cause of Justice,"

King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech will spoken by 10 readers, including students, faculty and staff members, at the Dana Center from 7:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20.

The program also will celebrate the King legacy through art. On Wednesday, Jan. 19, artist Richard Haynes will offer an exhibit and lecture at 7 p.m. in the Dana Center. Haynes, the associate director of admissions for diversity at the University of New Hampshire, also will be involved in community mural project at the college called, "The Shape of Diversity."

Saint Anselm students, faculty and staff will commemorate King's commitment to public service and social justice through volunteer opportunities arranged by the Meelia Center for Community Service.

The Dana Center will close the four-week program by presenting "Waiting for Godot" set in post-Katrina New Orleans, on Feb. 11. This production will be directed by Christopher McElroen, founding director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem, which first performed this updated version of Samuel Becket's play.

For more information, including full descriptions of the events, as well as dates and times, please see the campus calendar.