NWU to Celebrate the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nebraska Wesleyan University will celebrate the life and contributions of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with activities planned for the week of January 16.

Faculty, staff and students will participate in the Youth Rally and March to the State Capitol. The march — sponsored by the Malone Community Center — will begin at 9 a.m. with a program at the UNL Student Union followed by the march at 10 a.m. A program at the State Capitol begins at 10:30 a.m.

On Thursday, January 19, Nebraska Wesleyan's chapel service will incorporate the theme, "Eat, Pray, Dream." The service will include guest speaker Rev. Solo Mwania, associate pastor at Lincoln City Church. Music will be provided by NWU faculty, staff and students. The service begins at 12:15 p.m. in the Sunflower Room, located on the main level of Story Student Center. The service concludes at 2 p.m.

At 7 p.m. on Thursday, NWU will host a community panel discussion, "Tolerance vs. Acceptance: Building Community in Higher Education." Panelists will include Patty Hawk, NWU communication studies professor, Alexandra Hartman, NWU senior, Miguel Ceballos, UNL sociology professor, and Jennifer Lorenzen, NWU education professor. The panel discussion will be held in Callen Conference Center, located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.

The activities are sponsored by Nebraska Wesleyan's Office of Multicultural Programs and Services, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, University Ministries, IRO, and MOSAIC.

All events are free and open to the public.

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