Achieving Social Justice in Our Time:
MLK Commemorative Symposium
the coming weeks, Penn will host numerous events, workshops
service projects revolving
around the theme of this year's MLK Symposium--Penn's Commitment
to the Legacy Achieving Social Justice in Our Time. Below
are some of the initial events; also see Volunteer
Opportunities for the service projects. For a complete list, see www.upenn.edu/aarc/mlk.
15: Remember--Celebrate--Act; speaker Keith W. Reed,
Sr., Sharon Baptist Church, performances by Philadelphia
H.S. for Creative and Performing Arts Choral Group; 11:30
a.m.-1 p.m., Medical Alumni Hall, Maloney Building.
19: Stand Up! Speak Out!; breakfast, 8:30 a.m.,
performance, 9 a.m. Annenberg Center, remarks by President
Judith Rodin and Margie Gardner, GSK Diversity Community
Relations, Kids Corner host Kathy O'Connell as emcee.
Words Into Action: Social Organizing For Change; Penn
Social Work Teach-In with guest speakers Shane Claiborne,
The Simple Way and Tim Dowlan, Kensington Welfare Rights
Union; 1-5 p.m., Houston Hall.
on the Prize; broadcast of documentary narrated by Julian
Bond; starting at 3 p.m. program will run continuously on
Martin Luther King, Jr. Candlelight Vigil; starting at
Du Bois College House; The Quad; and Hill College House, down
Locust Walk to Houston Hall; 7-10 p.m., closing remarks Rev.
20: Social Justice Through Religion; Building Black
Jewish Relations at Penn; speakers Rev. Rodney Rogers,
Center for Community Partnerships and Abby Stamelman Hocky,
Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia; 6 p.m., Greenfield
21: Transplanting HIV Prevention Into Practice: Building
Partnerships with the Urban Community; Dr. Loretta Sweet-Jemmott,
Nursing; 2-3 p.m., NEB Auditorium.