St. Bonaventure University will host several events this month to honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“As the new coordinator for the Damietta Center for Multicultural Student Affairs here at St. Bonaventure, it was extremely important to develop a series of programmatic efforts that paid homage to the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Parker Suddeth. “The programs that are being offered this month will allow members of the campus and surrounding communities to reflect not only how far we have come but, how much further we have to go.”
At 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, the movie “Selma” will be shown in the amphitheater of the William F. Walsh Science Center. The 2014 film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
On Wednesday, Jan. 20, university philosophy professor Dr. Barry Gan will give the presentation “MLK: The Reluctant Leader” at 5 p.m. in The Loft, which is located on the third floor of The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. A discussion panel on reluctant leadership featuring St. Bonaventure student leaders will follow the program.
The university will host the “MLK Celebration of Life” at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, in Rigas Theater of the Quick Center for the Arts. The celebration performances will include:
All of the events are free and open to the public.
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