University of Pittsburgh
January 14, 2013

Pitt Celebrates Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 18-25

Contact: 

John Fedele

412-624-4148

Cell: 412-225-6384

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh will celebrate the legacy and service of Martin Luther King Jr. during “Becoming a Just Community,” a weeklong series of events that will run Jan. 18-25.

A highlight of the week will be a free lecture given by Angela Davis, University of California at Santa Cruz Distinguished Professor Emerita and internationally renowned educator, activist, and author. Sponsored by Pitt’s Black Action Society, the talk will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in Alumni Hall’s Seventh-Floor Auditorium. The lecture is open to the public.

A partial schedule of events follows.

Friday, Jan. 18
Interfaith Service
7-8 p.m.
Heinz Memorial Chapel
An evening of music, dance, and spoken word featuring students from Pitt and the greater Pittsburgh community.

Monday, Jan. 21
A Day On, Not a Day Off!
National Day of Service
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Students will participate in service activities in various Pittsburgh communities. Students may register online at http://pittmlkdayofservice2013.eventbrite.com

Presidential Inauguration Watch
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sixth Floor, William Pitt Union

Candlelight Vigil
Alpha Phi Alpha
7:06 p.m.
O’Hara Student Center
The brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., will honor the memory of their fellow brother, Martin Luther King Jr. A discussion will be held in the O’Hara Student Center.

Thursday, Jan. 24
Faith and Spirituality on Campus
Social Justice Symposium
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
University Club
A professional development opportunity for faculty, staff, and graduate students. RSVP to hallt@pitt.edu.

Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture
Black Action Society
7 p.m.
Seventh-Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall
Guest speaker will be Angela Davis, University of California at Santa Cruz Distinguished Professor Emerita and internationally renowned educator, activist, and author.

Friday, Jan. 25
Equipoise Unity Brunch
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
O’Hara Student Center
Hear inspiring music and reflections from members of Equipoise, a University organization of faculty, administrators, and staff who seek to provide fellowship and development opportunities for African Americans and other Blacks.

Martin Luther King Jr. Shabbat
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hillel Jewish University Center
Join the Black Action Society and Hillel as they commemorate King’s legacy.

Sponsors for the week’s events include the Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development within Pitt’s Division of Student Affairs, Alpha Phi Alpha, Black Action Society, Equipoise, and the Hillel Jewish University Center.

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