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MLK Events at Penn

One of the many commemorative events being held at Penn now through January 27, is the Interfaith Program on January 18. The program, sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain, includes music, readings and remarks from President Amy Gutmann. The guest speaker is Rev. Dwight Webster, pastor of Christian Unity Baptist Church in New Orleans and former Chaplain of Dillard University. Following the program, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Involvement Awards will be presented and a reception will follow. The program, which is open to the public, will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

Jazz for King

Glen Bryan

Glenn Bryan, at the keyboard, with his band Friends, will be featured at the annual  Jazz For King Celebration, 6-8 p.m. at the W.E.B. Du Bois College House on Friday,January 27.  Also performing, two  poets, Traci Poe, AKA Lady PoeT, founder of Verbal Inspiration Based Expression (VIBE) and founder and executive director of Women’s House of HUGS (Healing Under Grace & Safety), a transitional housing program for battered women, and Pat McLean-RaShine an award-winning poet presently performing with In The Company Of Poets. Refreshments will be served by Pat Holmes of Brown’s Kitchens. The free event—open to Penn faculty, staff and students­—is sponsored by AARC, PWC and W.E.B. Du Bois College House. This is just one of the many events that the Penn community is invited to participate in to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. now through January 27. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium on Social Change, Penn’s Commitment to the Legacy: Making A Difference By Living The Dream can be viewed online. For complete listing of MLK events see www.upenn.edu/aarc/mlk.



 
  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 18, January 17, 2006

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