Contact: Jenni Smith
SMU News & Media Relations
(214) 768-7650


January 14, 2002


DALLAS (SMU) -- Students at Southern Methodist University will honor the memory of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. with selected events the week of Jan. 15-18.

Events are as follows:

7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 15
Varsity Room
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3140 Dyer St.
Pastor Dennis McDonald of the Fellowship Bible Church South in Lancaster will lead a discussion based on his dissertation on the life of Dr. King and the legacy King left behind.
7 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 16
Varsity Room
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
“Let’s Talk: No Justice, No Peace”
Diversity Education Program, a group of multicultural students trained in diversity issues, will host a discussion on recent incidents of racism and discriminatory actions and will discuss ways to decrease discrimination in the United States.
11 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 18
Flagpole on SMU Campus
Bishop Boulevard at Dyer Street
Unity March on Dallas Hall
Students will meet at the flagpole and will march to Dallas Hall where SMU student leaders will speak on what Dr. King’s “dream” has meant to them. Theatre student Tabari Stillman will recite King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech from the steps of Dallas Hall.
12:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan.18
The Side Pocket
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
“A Unity Gathering...A Time to Reflect”
Students will read excerpts from the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the inaugural addresses of Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy, as well as King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Discussion will reflect on the legacies of liberty these historic documents impart.

For more information, contact Rachael Johnson, chair of the MLK Week 2002, at (214) 724-8928.