2006 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

Sunday, Jan. 15

7 p.m.
Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service of Worship, with the Rev.William R. Jones, Florida State University Professor Emeritus, who delivers the sermon titled “Martin Luther King’s Noble Path to Peace: Pioneers, Pedestals, and Perils .” Music by Bates students. A reception follows in the Multicultural Center
Bates College Chapel

Monday, Jan. 16   Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, classes are canceled and special programming takes place throughout the day. This year’s King Day theme at Bates is ” The Noble Road to Peace: Storming the Battlements of Injustice.” For more information, call 207-786-6400.

9 a.m.
Reception: Meet the students from Morehouse and Bates colleges who will participate in the morning debate. Coffee and refreshments will be offered.
Chase Hall Lounge

9:30 a.m.
Debate: Students from Morehouse and Bates colleges debate the resolution ” On the Immediate Withdrawal of Troops from Iraq: Noble Road to Peace or Accommodation to Terrorism?”
Chase Hall Lounge

10:45 a.m.
Keynote Address: “Race Women, Race Man: Imagined and Real Conversations Between Louise Thompson Patterson, Gloria Richardson and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” by Professor Sharon Harley, a pioneer in the field of African American women’s history and chair of the Department of African American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park.
Bates College Chapel

1:15 p.m., 2:35 p.m., 3:35 p.m.
Concurrent Workshop Sessions:
In three sessions, students, staff, guests and faculty lead readings, presentations and discussions on topics involving labor justice. Topics range from King’s spiritual roots to the relationship between African American music and utopia, from the poetry of justice from around the world to recent shifts in Lewiston’s refugee population, from diversity in the sciences to the influence of Hegel on King’s political thought and practice. For more information about the workshops, call 207-786-6400 or see a complete workshop schedule.
Pettengill Hall

7:30 p.m.
Performance and Hurricane Katrina fund-raiser: The New Orleans-based tenor Chauncey Packer, a rising young opera star who is a Ph.D. candidate at Louisiana State University, offers a concert of African American sacred music.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

Thursday, Jan. 19, and Friday, Jan. 20

1 p.m.
Annual MLK Read-In:
Faculty, staff, students and members of the community will share a picture book with Martel School students in grades 4-6. Those interested in volunteering should e-mail Katie Seamon at this kseamon@bates.edu or call 207-786-8351.
Martel School

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