Happenings: MLK Celebration 2012

Texas State to honor MLK with
march, ‘I Have a Dream’ readings

MLK Celebration Poster

MLK Celebration Poster: Click the image to enlarge.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was unarguably one of the most influential figures in the history of the United States. To honor his monumental civil rights work and his enduring legacy, Texas State University will host MLK Celebrations at both its San Marcos and Round Rock campuses on Tuesday, Jan. 17, coinciding with the first day of classes for the spring semester.

All MLK Celebration events are free and open to the public. Members of the San Marcos and Round Rock communities are encouraged to attend and take part in the festivities.

Celebration in San Marcos

The 27th Annual MLK Celebration will start on Texas State’s San Marcos campus with a Commemoration March from Old Main through the Quad at 6:15 p.m. A Celebration Program, including a reading of King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, will start at 7 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom, with a reception to follow in room 3-5.1.

Celebration in Round Rock

Texas State’s Round Rock campus will celebrate throughout the day, starting with performances by Texas State Student Gospel Group and Christian Hammons and a re-enactment of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in the Avery Building’s lobby from 1:15-6:15 p.m. Dr. Dwight Watson, associate professor of history, will speak on King, the church and civil rights at starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Avery Building, room 252.

Texas State’s 27th Annual MLK Celebration is sponsored by the 2012 MLK Planning Committee, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Underrepresented Student Advisory Committee, Multicultural Programs Committee, Department of Housing and Residential Life, University Bookstore, Common Experience, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority Inc., and Texas State University Gospel Expressions Association.

Those requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the Office of Disability Services at 512.245.3451 or e-mail ods@txstate.edu at least 72 hours prior to the event. Contact Multicultural Student Affairs at 512.245.2278 for additional information.

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