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Roland Martin To Keynote 24th Annual Martin Luther King Week For Peace

 

 

 

 

   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”

 

Xavier University

 

University Center

 

8:00 am – 3:00 pm – Staging

 

 

 

 Wednesday, January 20, 2010               MLK Convocation

 

Tulane University

 

McAlister Auditorium

 

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

 

Dillard University

 

Cook Theater

 

7:00pm

 

 

 

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