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

Loyola announcement - December 12, 2002

(New Orleans)––Loyola University New Orleans has again joined with the city’s private universities to sponsor the 17th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Week For Peace. Loyola, Dillard, Tulane, and Xavier universities collaborated on this year’s celebration themed “Rising from the Ashes: Rebuilding America through Non-Violence.” Loyola is the host of this year’s events.

To begin the week Monday, January 20, an Interfaith Service starts at 10 a.m. at Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd.

On Wednesday, January 22, Loyola hosts a welcoming reception and public lecture by Jeffrey Johnson, national director of youth and college for N.A.A.C.P, as the keynote speaker of the MLK Convocation. A reception begins at 5 p.m., in the St. Charles Room of the Danna Center and Johnson’s remarks will be given at 6:30 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall. 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. Loyola is located at 6363 St. Charles Ave.

On Friday, January 24, a Candlelight March forms at 5 p.m. in front of the Student Center Quad at Xavier University campus, 7325 Palmetto St. The march begins at 5:30 p.m., proceeds Uptown and ends at Tulane University where an Expressions of Unity Program begins at 7 p.m., in Dixon Auditorium on Tulane’s campus, 6823 St. Charles Ave. 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.