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Continuing the Dream

Although Martin Luther King Jr. Day was yesterday, you can still celebrate the civil rights icon with a week of virtual learning events through the University of Southern Indiana. These events honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King are all free and available to the public for viewing and participation.

Jan. 19 — USI students reflect on the life, legacy of Dr. King

11 a.m. on YouTube Premiere
Some of the best student orators on campus will share their perspectives on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. while incorporating the theme of the week — “The Fierce Urgency of Now!” Students from Indiana and Illinois as well as international students will participate in the reflection.

Jan. 20 — I Have a Dream collaborative with area high school students

11 a.m. on YouTube Premiere
USI is partnering the local high school students from Harrison, North, and Central high schools to recite selections from Dr. King’s speeches in this special collaborative presentation.

Jan. 21 — Civil Rights panel discussion with community leaders

11 a.m. on Facebook Live
This panel discussion with local community leaders such as Memorial Baptist Church Pastor Adrian Brooks and Evansville Department of Metropolitan Development Executive Director Kelley Coures will promote an open and honest dialogue to foster positive change in the community as well as cover solutions that encompass Dr King’s life work here in Evansville.

Jan. 22 — Designed by Grace Ensemble performance

11 a.m. on YouTube Premiere
USI’s Gospel Choir will present an ensemble performance of music chosen to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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