Campus Activities Planned to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy

The Multicultural Affairs Center, Residential College Program, SERVE Center, Sodexho and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Statewide Commission will be sponsoring several activities to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

A 20 minute performance titled “Alabama 1963: Jazz Musicians Respond” will be the featured event at the fifth annual Unity Luncheon at noon, Jan. 26, in the SUB Georgian Room. Doors will open at 11:15 a.m. and the buffet lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tim Aubuchon, musical director for Truman’s jazz ensemble, will direct the performance piece on the jazz music and culture of the Civil Rights Movement.

Cost for the luncheon is $7.50 per person. Students can pay $1 at the door if they agree to utilize two of their meal blocks. Students must provide their Banner ID number with a reservation. R.S.V.P. by Jan. 21 to Liz Bradley in the Public Relations Office at 785.4016.

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium begins at 3:30 p.m., Jan. 28, in the SUB Activities Room. The moderated five-person panel symposium will include insights and brief reflections on King’s speech, “Bring Us the Ballot.” Refreshments will be served.

Truman student and community volunteers will read to children at the Read Out at 1 p.m., Jan. 29, at the Adair County Public Library. Volunteers will read children’s stories of different cultures.

The SERVE Center is coordinating a day of service with the Kirksville area schools Jan. 25. Those interested in volunteering may sign up at the Center for Student Involvement.