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UE to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

When:
Mon., Jan 21
Where:

 University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, IN, 47714

The University of Evansville will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a day-long series of events on Monday, Jan. 21, including a re-enactment of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C., the Washington G. and Rose M. Mays Martin Luther King Jr. Lectureship, and a viewing of the 57th presidential inauguration.

Here is a listing of the day's scheduled events:

10:30 a.m.: For only the second time, the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the public Presidential Inauguration fall on the same day. The inauguration ceremonies will be shown on the main screen in the Bernhardt Atrium in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

Noon to 1 p.m.: Hear excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King JR.'s historic speeches on the University of Evansville's radio station, 91.5 WUEV.

12:45 p.m.: Walk for Justice. Participants will gather in the Bernhardt Atrium in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Refreshments will be served.

1 p.m.: Join us for the University of Evansville's 25th-annual re-enactment of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the original march.

7 p.m.: William G. and Rose M. Mays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lectureship. Through the generosity of William G. and Rose M. Mays, this lectureship funds the annual keynote speaker during the University of Evansville's Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. It will be held in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. This year's speaker will be the Honorable Timothy C. Evans, Chief Judge, Cook County, Ill., Circuit Court. Evans serves as the chief judge of the largest of the 22 judicial circuits in Illinois and one of the largest unified court systems in the world. He was first elected chief judge in September 2001 by unanimous vote of the circuit judges before being reelected in 2004, 2007, and 2010. He is the fourth person to serve as chief judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. He is also the first African-American to serve in the position. During his 10 years as chief judge, Evans has brought sweeping reforms to the court that are both innovative and compassionate. Under his leadership, there has been an unparalleled growth in free legal services for low-income, self-represented litigants, including a free mediation program to help homeowners facing foreclosure. Throughout his career, Evans has been an outspoken voice for equal opportunities for women and minorities. A 1965 graduate of the University of Illinois, Evans earned his JD from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1969. In 2009, he became the first judge from Illinois to receive the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence from the National Center for State Courts, one of the most prestigious judicial honors in the country.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more info:
812-488-2241 or http://www.evansville.edu
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