COLUMBIA (WACH ) -- The University of South Carolina will remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with special events this month.
USC Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Symposium:
Black Law Students Association CelebrationCommemorating the Life and Legacy ofDr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Thursday, January 16, 20146:00 p.m., USC School of Law Auditorium
The featured speaker will be the Honorable Congressman James E. Clyburn, Assistant Democratic Leader in the 113th Congress.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast:
A Commemorative Breakfast Celebratingthe Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Friday, January 17, 20147:30 a.m., The Zone at Williams-Brice StadiumTickets: $8 for adults, $3 for students
The featured speaker will be USC alumna Jotaka Eaddy. Eaddy, a 2001 graduate, was the first African-American woman to serve as USCâ??s student body president. Eaddy currently serves as senior advisor to the president and CEO of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).Martin Luther King Jr. Evening Concert Series:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembered Through The Songs of FreedomSunday, January 19, 20146:00 p.m., Koger Center for the Performing ArtsTickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students
The USC Gospel Choir, the John Work Chorus of Booker T. Washington High School, Minister Carolyn Brailsford and members of the Bethel A.M.E. Choir will be featured in concert with our special guest - The Gospel Legends, a Stellar Awards Nominee - of Hopkins, S.C.15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Will be held from 8:00, Jan. 20 and Jan. 25. Every January, hundreds of University students take part in service projects around the Columbia community.
Sponsored by the Carolina Service Council and Community Service Programs, the event gives volunteers the chance to work with nonprofit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Home Works of America, and Reliant Hospice.
MLK Week Kick-Off: "We Are The Dream"Friday, January 17 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.Russell House Patio
A diversity fair of sorts that promotes unity here at the university and allows student organizations to share their voice with the community.
MLK Day of ServiceMonday, January 20 8 A.M.Davis Field
Open Mic Night: "Giving the Silents a Voice"Tuesday, January 21 8 P.M.Russell House Bookstore CafÃ An evening of Spoken Word focused on breaking the silence for oppressed communities. This event is in partnership with Carolina Productions.
Keynote: "Voices of Reason: Understanding and Celebrating Differences"Wednesday, January 22 6:00 P.M.Russell House Theater Speakers include Kenisha Johnson, Heidi Johnson, and Sidney J. Evering II. The series focuses on leaders in our community that provide voices for different communities.
Diversity Dialogue: "Diversity: Where We've Come From, Where We Are, and Where We're Going."Thursday, January 23 7 P.M.Honors B110 The dialogue will allow students to discuss current issues and what can/should be done to alleviate stigmas and beliefs around certain groups.
Solidarity Day WorkshopFriday, January 24 11 A.M.Russell House Ballroom A workshop for students to come and participate in different activities that promote diversity and cultural awareness, while celebrating MLK's vision of an inclusive community and how that vision is reflected in our own community here at USC.
MLK Day of ServiceSaturday, January 25 8 A.M.Davis Field
To register as a volunteer for the Day of Service, go to http://www.sa.sc.edu/communityservice/mlk/.