“Continuing the Legacy: Freedom, Peace, Respect for All” will be the theme of the University's 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance, featuring an inspirational program of music and reflections commemorating the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.
This year, we are honored to announce our guest speaker will be University President Walter Harrison, whose initial efforts and encouragement of the annual event have helped it to become not only a University tradition, but one that is embraced by the external community as well.
All members of the University community and the general public are invited to attend this free event, which will take place on Monday, Jan. 16, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon in Lincoln Theater.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Day event will also feature a monologue performed by the University High School of Science and Engineering. Musical selections will include performances from the Hartt School and a children's chorus from the Hartt School Community Division. In addition, Hartt School alumnus Shadrick Lester will give a vocal performance of Lift Every Voice and Sing, which is often referred to as the "Black American National Anthem.
Join us for an inspiring celebration.
More information can be found in the attached document.
MLK 2017 Announcement Flyer