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2013 MLK Celebration

Date: December 27, 2012
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2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
"Marching On…Together"
January 17–21, 2013


Fifty years after the March on Washington, we pause to celebrate what has been accomplished, and rededicate our lives to "Marching On…Together." The schedule of events is outlined below.

Thursday, January 17

Graduate Forum—Shane Claiborne
10:30 a.m., Seminary Chapel
Shane writes and travels extensively speaking about peacemaking, social justice and Jesus (see additional details below).

Talking Point Forum—Shane Claiborne
11:30 a.m., Pioneer Memorial Church
With tears and laughter, Shane Claiborne unveils the tragic messes we’ve made of our world and the tangible hope that another world is possible. Shane writes and travels extensively speaking about peacemaking, social justice and Jesus. He is featured in the DVD series "Another World Is Possible" and is the author of several books, including The Irresistible Revolution, Jesus for President, and Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers. (www.thesimpleway.org)

Volunteer Service Fair
12:30–3 p.m., Office of Campus Ministries
If you were inspired by Shane Claiborne to "become the answer to our prayers," stop by to see some ways your commitment can make a difference.

Documentary Short Film
"The Barber of Birmingham"
7 p.m., Buller Hall, Newbold Auditorium
His barbershop in Birmingham, Ala., has been a hub for haircuts and civil rights since 1955. Civil rights activist "foot soldier," James Armstrong, looks back on the movement as he witnesses the election of Barack Obama in this Academy Award®-nominated short film. Discussion to follow, led by Kathryn Silva-Banks and Paul Kim. Co-curricular credit available. (http://barberofbirmingham.com)

Friday, January 18

8 a.m.–noon, Campus Center
"I Have a Dream"
A recording of Martin Luther King Jr.’s watershed speech will run continuously on the new flatscreen in the Student Lounge. Experience the power of his speech—50 years later.

Sabbath, January 19

New Life Fellowship
11:45 a.m., Seminary Chapel
Camille Warren and Joseph Warren II will present King’s speech—"But, If Not"—in honor of their father, Joseph W. Warren Sr. This sermon was originally delivered by King at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga., on November 5, 1967. The topic is civil disobedience using the biblical Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego as examples.

This year’s Legacy of Freedom Award will be presented posthumously to Joseph W. Warren Sr. The award will be presented to the Warren family at New Life Fellowship, Pioneer Memorial Church and One Place.

Monday, January 21

Day of Service
Harbor of Hope Youth Day
Larry Ulery, Harbor of Hope staff and AU Student Association officers are coordinating a day of on-campus activities and events for kids from Benton Harbor. There will be six stations manned by student volunteers: Storytime, drama, arts & crafts, music, open gym and basketball. It begins at 9 a.m. in Buller Halls' Newbold Auditorium with worship and a viewing of part of the MLK I Have a Dream speech. There will be two rotations of activities, viewing of the educational cartoon “My Friend, Martin,” lunch, and then additional station rotations during the afternoon. To participate, contact Linda-Rose Michel (AUSA Social VP) at linda_m31@hotmail.com or Debbie Weithers, MLK chair, rdw@andrews.edu.

8 a.m.–5 p.m., Campus Center
"I Have a Dream"
A recording of Martin Luther King Jr.’s watershed speech will run continuously on the new flatscreen in the Student Lounge. Experience the power of his speech—50 years later.



 
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