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Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

URI to host Martin Luther King celebration

KINGSTON, R.I. -- January 9, 2001 -- The University of Rhode Island will commemorate the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of events Jan. 22 through 26. All events are in the Hardge Forum of the Multicultural Center on URI's Kingston Campus and are free and open to the public.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Monday, Jan. 22

Noon -- Film: "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."

7 p.m. -- Film: "A Force More Powerful"

Tuesday, Jan. 23

Noon -- Unity Lunch, sponsored by the URI Chaplains. Features a presentation by Dr. Bernard Lafayette, director of the URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, and awards ceremony for URI's Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest. Attendance is limited. RSVP to 874-2851 or

Wednesday, Jan. 24

7 p.m. -- Sing-a-long, with songs of the civil rights, human rights, and labor movements. Features URI faculty musicians Stephen Wood, Stephen Myles, and Paul DeMesquita.

Thursday, Jan. 25

2 p.m. -- Workshop "On Strategies of Nonviolence for Daily Interaction," led by Charles Collyer, URI professor of psychology.

Friday, January 26

Noon -- Peace and Harmony Meditation

For additional information about any of the events, contact Mailee Kue, assistant director of the URI Multicultural Center, at 874-5829 or

For Information: Mailee Kue, 874-5829, Todd McLeish, 874-7892


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