University of Evansville to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted: Monday, January 4, 2016

The University of Evansville will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Rebuilding the Village Through Courageous Conversations and the Initiation of Peace.” All events are free and open to the public. The schedule of events follows.

Monday, January 18

11:30 a.m. - Noon
Bernhardt Atrium, Schroeder School of Business Building

The celebration starts with a rally before the University’s annual symbolic Civil Rights March on Washington re-enactment. The march begins at noon.

1:00 p.m.
Ridgway University Center

The march returns to campus. There will be a Peace Pledge signing with free hot chocolate and coffee. Any participant signing a Peace Pledge will receive a gift.

1:00 p.m.
Rademacher Lounge, Ridgway University Center

There will be a showing of the “I Have a Dream,” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

7:00 p.m.

Eykamp Hall Room 251, Ridgway University Center

Rev. Terry V. Atwater will be the speaker for the William G. and Rose M. Mays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lectureship. A native of Evansville, Indiana, Atwater earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and master’s degree in business administration from UE. He was a member of the Aces basketball team that won the NCAA Championship in 1965. In 1979, he started his own business, Midwest Engineering & Technical Services. He has been the senior minister for 40 years at North Shore Church of Christ.

Tuesday, January 19

7:00 p.m.
Eykamp Hall Room 251, Ridgway University Center

Screening of the documentary 3 ½ Minutes: Ten Bullets (The Jordan Davis Story)

Wednesday, January 20

4:00 p.m.
Eykamp Hall Room 251, Ridgway University Center

Panel discussion on Indiana’s Stand Your Ground Law.

For more information on these events, please call 812-488-2413.


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