Emporia State’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration includes video and panel

January 13, 2012

A full day of activities is planned for Monday to slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And, because the Emporia State University campus is closed that day, a supplementary event is planned for Thursday.

Here is the schedule for Monday’s events on campus and in Emporia:

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Children’s event, Webb Hall, Memorial Union, ESU; free and includes lunch
  • 5 to 5:30 p.m. — March from Plumb Hall on ESU campus to First United Methodist Church, 827 Merchant St.
  • 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. — Community dinner at First United Methodist Church fellowship hall, free.
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Martin Luther King Jr., service featuring speaker Sandra Lassiter, co-pastor of Faith Temple Church in Topeka, First United Methodist Church.

On Thursday, Dr. Brian Miller, assistant professor of social sciences at ESU, will present the video “If These Walls Could Talk” followed by a panel discussion. The event will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Webb Hall in the Memorial Union.

All events are open to the public.

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