Award winning journalist Roland Martin will be the keynote
speaker for the 24th annual Martin Luther King Week for Peace
January 18-22, 2010.
The Martin Luther King Week for Peace is presented by Xavier,
Tulane, Loyola and Dillard Universities. This year’s theme is
“Change: From Rhetoric to Action”
“We will start our MLK Week celebration with a Day of Service
this year,” said Deon Ridgell, chair of the committee. Students from
all four campuses will meet at Xavier’s University Center and be
matched up with a service project. The week’s other activities include
the MLK Convocation Wed. Jan 20 at Tulane’s McAlister Auditorium
at 6:30 pm with an Opening Reception at 6pm. The Week will
conclude with the student led Expressions of Unity on the Dillard
campus Friday Jan. 22 at 7pm at the Cook Theater. (A complete
schedule is below).
Presentations at the Convocation include the Lifetime Achievement
Award and Student Community Service Awards. This year’s
Presidential Lifetime Achievement winner is civic leader and
businessman, Charles Teamer.
Teamer is the co-founder and chairman of the Dryades Savings
Bank in New Orleans, and chair of the board of directors of the
Chamber of Commerce in New Orleans. He is recognized nationally
as an expert in the field of higher education and financial management.
He has over forty years of service as an Advisor/Consultant in
higher education, with a sphere for institutions in financial distress.
Guest speaker Roland Martin is a nationally syndicated columnist
with Creators Syndicate and is a commentator for TV One Cable
Network, a CNN contributor, and host of the Roland S. Martin
Show on WVON radio in Chicago. He has appeared as an analyst
on several television and radio programs including MSNBC, Fox News,
BET nightly news, the Tom Joyner Morning Show and NPR. He
is a contributor for Essence magazine and posts a daily blog on
Essence.com. He is the author of “Speak, Brother! A Black Man’s
View of America” and “Listening to the Spirit Within: 50
Perspectives on Faith.”
For more information on the Xavier/Tulane/Loyola/Dillard Martin
Luther King Week for Peace events, call 504-520-5450 or 865-5181.
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MLK Week for Peace SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
24th Annual Martin Luther King Jr.
Week for Peace
January 18-22, 2010
Theme: “Change: from Rhetoric to Action”
Monday, January 18, 2010 MLK Day of Service
Community Service Day – “A Day On Not A Day Off”
8:00 am – 3:00 pm – Staging
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 MLK Convocation
5:30pm-6:15pm Opening Reception
6:30pm- 8:30 pm– MLK Convocation
· Lifetime Achievement Award
· Student Community Service Awards
· Speaker- Mr. Roland Martin
· Question & Answer
Friday, January 22, 2010 Expressions of Unity