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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 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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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








Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive - Box 75
N.O. La  70125

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