Emory to Celebrate MLK Week

Volunteer event, lecture, jazz concert and more

will host a week of events next week surrounding Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The university will host MLK Week from Jan. 15 to Jan. 24.

Events will include:

Emory’s Day On: During the King holiday Jan. 16, hundreds of Emory volunteers will work around Atlanta to plant trees, paint arts facilities and sort medical supplies for overseas clinics as part of “Emory's Day On.”

• King Week Keynote Speaker:
Melissa Harris-Perry, professor of political science at Tulane University, MSNBC contributor and columnist for “The Nation,” will speak at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17 in Emory’s Cannon Chapel, 515 South Kilgo Circle. Her address will focus on "King’s Legacy and the New Civil Rights Frontiers."

• Jazz Vesper Service:
Emory music professor Dwight Andrews will lead this popular celebration of King’s life with the Atlanta Jazz Chorus at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19 in Emory’s Cannon Chapel, 515 South Kilgo Circle.

For a full calendar of events, visit the Emory website.


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