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Loyola University New Orleans joins area universities in honoring the life work of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Loyola press release - January 10, 2002

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans has again joined with the city’s private universities to sponsor the 16th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Week For Peace. Loyola, Dillard, Tulane, and Xavier universities collaborated on this year’s celebration themed "Peace At What Cost."

To begin the week Monday, January 21, an Interfaith Service starts at 10 a.m. in the Holy Name of Jesus Church on St. Charles Ave. At 2 p.m., a Children’s Educational Fair begins at the St. Jude Community Center, 400 N. Rampart St. The fair will encourage educational achievement through fun, interactive activities, and positive interaction between college students and younger children.

On Wednesday, January 23, Dillard welcomes Randall Robinson, president of TransAfrica and TransAfrica Forum, as the keynote speaker of the MLK Convocation. A reception begins at 5 p.m., in Lawless Memorial Chapel Social Room and Robinson’s remarks will be given at 6:30 p.m., in the Lawless Chapel. During the convocation, the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to a local civil rights leader and the Student Community Service Award will be bestowed on a university student. Dillard is located at 2601 Gentilly Blvd.

On Friday, January 25, a Candlelight March forms at 5 p.m. in Pocket Park on Tulane’s campus, 6823 St. Charles Ave. The march begins at 5:30 p.m. at Tulane and continues to Xavier where an Expressions of Unity Program begins at 7 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium at Xavier, 7325 Palmetto St. The evening features a celebration of King’s life through poetry, dance, song, and dramatic presentation performed by special guests.

For more information, call the George Gallien, Loyola’s coordinator, at 865-2344 or 864-7921.

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