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Saint Xavier honors legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Activities held Jan. 17 kick off week-long celebration of civil rights leader

CHICAGO (Jan. 5, 2004) – Saint Xavier University is honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a week-long celebration. The inaugural activities begin at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan.17 with a gathering and candlelight procession from McDonough Chapel to Academy Bell.

At 12:45 p.m. in the Butler Reception Room, Dr. Margaret Burroughs will serve as the week’s keynote speaker. Her speech, “Challenging Us To Do Justice,” will acknowledge the numerous accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Burroughs is the co-founder of the DuSable Museum of African-American History and is the founder of the South Side Community Arts Center. She is a renowned printmaker, educator and a pillar of the Chicago community. 

The day will conclude with an all-university reception, “Celebrating the Communal Challenge to Do Justice,” in the Butler Reception Room.

In February, the university has planned a number of activities in honor of Black History Month. The annual Dr. King speech competition will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 in McGuire Hall of the Warde Academic Center. SXU students are welcome to participate and share what the “I Have a Dream” speech means to them.

Other Black History Month events include:
· Actor Tim Reid, guest speaker, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 in McGuire Hall. 
· Artspiration II, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 in McGuire Hall.
· “Loving You,” Valentine’s Soul Food Dinner and Poetry Set, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14 in the Butler Reception Room.
· “Minorities Making Moves—The African-American Series Panel Discussion,” 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 in the Butler Reception Room.

For more information, contact Student Activities at 773-298-3122.
 
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