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URI plans activities in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., Jan. 24-28

Media Contact: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-4500


KINGSTON, R.I. -- January 13, 2004 -- The University of Rhode Island has planned a week-long series of events in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Monday, Jan. 24 through Friday, Jan. 28.

Numerous departments at the University have teamed up to produce and sponsor the following series of lectures, discussions, videos, musical performances and other activities:

Events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.uri.edu/mcc or call the Multicultural Center at 401-874-5829.

Monday, January 24
7 p.m. Interfaith Service, Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum, Room 101.

Tuesday, January 25
12 1:30 p.m. Unity Luncheon Multicultural Center
Keynote address by Jonathan Lewis '00, International Director for Intercollegiate Organization for Nonviolence (ICON).

2004 MLK Peacemaker Award presentation honoring a student or student organization whose goals and activities express their commitment to the pursuit of peace.

Wednesday, January 26
---POSTPONED to Tuesday, Feb. 1
4-5:30 p.m., Fim and discussion
Multicultural Center
A Force More Powerful: A Century Of Nonviolent Conflict:" One of a series of six documentaries describing the use of nonviolence and nonviolent social movements. Screeing will be followed by questions and answers with Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr., Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence and Director, URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, who is interviewed in the film.

Thursday, January 27
Noon 1 pm Civil Rights Songfest
led by URIs own Cognitive Dissidents Memorial Union, Main Lounge

4-5:45 pm Kingian Nonviolence Workshop Multicultural Center

Friday, January 28
Noon 1 pm Peace and Harmony Meditation
Multicultural Center
The week's events are sponsored collaboratively by: The Multicultural Center, Division of Student Affairs, the Office of the Chaplains, the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, the Memorial Union, the Cognitive Dissidents, Anointed, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, NAACP, ICON, the Departments of Psychology, Communication Studies, and Political Science, the African and Afro-American Studies Program, the Counseling Center and the Offices of Health Services and Parking Services are all working together to organize and sponsor the events.