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MEDIA ADVISORY: Emory celebrates annual King Week with social justice and service-centered events

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Emory University will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during its annual King Week, Jan. 19-Jan. 25 with more than a week of events focused on community service and social justice. Top events include:

Emory’s "Day On"

When: Jan. 19, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Multiple locations. Check in will occur at 11:30 a.m., Dobbs University Center, Coke Commons, 605 Asbury Circle, and service projects will run from 1-3 p.m. Directions and Parking.            

Volunteer Emory joins in the national movement to make the MLK holiday a "day on" instead of a "day off."  Students will work with organizations such as the Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House, WonderRoot Community Art Center, Gateway Center and Medshare, among many others.

Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture featuring Bob Moses

When: Jan. 20 at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Winship Ballroom, Dobbs University Center, 605 Asbury Circle, Emory. Directions and Parking.     

The Department of African American Studies hosts Bob Moses for the annual Martin Luther King Lecture. Moses was one of the lead organizers of the 1964 Freedom Summer in Mississippi; since 1982, he has directed The Algebra Project, a non-profit organization that teaches math skills to students in underperforming school districts. He will discuss "Constitutional People: The Algebra Project and The Mississippi Theater (1960-1965) of The Civil Rights Movement."   

Other King Week events include a gospel choir concert focusing on music that inspired Dr. King; the Goizueta and Rollins Martin Luther King Community Awards; social justice dialogs; trips for Emory students to visit the National Center for Civil and Human Rights or The King Center; and a special worship service celebrating Dr. King through word, song and prayer.

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