Sunday, January 17, 2010

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tomorrow we commemorate the work and celebrate the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

If, along with your service activities, you would like to spend some time learning and reflecting on this soldier for freedom and justice here are a couple of opportunities here in Dallas.

At 8:00 am - 9:30 am, I will be the guest speaker for the Jewish Community Relations Council at their annual breakfast honoring the life and work of Dr. King. It will be held at Congregation Shearith Israel. The theme is Fighting Poverty Then and Now: The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." You can find more information here.

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture will have its 5th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium "I Have a Dream: The Promisory Note" and will feature noted lecturer, preacher, sociologist and public theologian, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. Dr. Dyson is professor of sociology at Georgetown University and one of the most profound thinkers today. Among the books he has authored are two on King's life and legacy, "I May Not Get There With You" and "April 4, 1968".

I'd love to get a chance to meet you at either one of these events! Make sure to introduce yourself if you can make it.

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