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Martin Luther King Jr. celebration ends today


The 2013 Ohio University's annual Martin Luther King celebration, which carries the theme " Media Motivated Movements: King's Beloved Community 2.0," will conclude tonight with two free and open to the public events.

Faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to attend the followings events:

Tuesday, Jan.22


MLK, Jr. Speak Out: Forming Connections Moving to Action
Baker Center Ballroom A - 6 p.m.
Campus and community leaders will guide an interactive discussion where participants discuss the life and work of MLK Jr. beyond the march. For more information, contact Tommy Raimondi at raimondi@ohio.edu or 740-593-0806.

Creative Arts as Activism: Celebrating MLK Jr.
Baker University Center Theatre - 8 p.m.
Through dance, musical and spoken-word performances, participants from both the University and local community will showcase how pop culture impacts social movements. For more information contact Kellea Tibbs at tibbs@ohio.edu or 740-593-4300.

The events were coordinated by the 2012-13 MLK Jr. Celebration Committee, which includes Ohio University faculty, staff, and students as well as Athens community members. The committee's primary goal is to coordinate university-sponsored events that address important issues such as social justice and racial equality during the holiday celebration.

For more information, contact Stephanie Sanders at sanders1@ohio.edu or 740-593-0006.