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January 17, 2014

NU set for week of Martin Luther King events

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Niagara Gazette — WEDNESDAY

• 2:30 to 3:50 P.M. Unique Perspectives on Martin Luther King’s Legacy — Dr. John Sauter Jr., assistant dean for academic affairs, will moderate a panel discussion on transracial adoption and interracial identities. Panelists include Adoption STAR’s Zack Fried, New York state vocational rehabilitation counselor Stephanie Shaw, and NU students. St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 407.

• 7 to 9 P.M. Gospel Fest — The Castellani Art Museum will serve as the site for a celebration of the musical traditions of the black church, both yesterday and today. Performances by local choirs, including one directed by Ella E. Robinson, a praise dance trio and special guests Marsha McWilson, gospel rapper Xavier Walker and the all-female band Heaven Bound.

THURSDAY

7 P.M. Film Screening: “Betty & Coretta” — The film focuses on the extraordinary women behind the two men who would change history: Coretta Scott King, wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Betty Shabazz, wife of Malcolm X. The screening and discussion will be held in Dunleavy Hall, Room 127.

FRIDAY

• 1 P.M. Film Screening: “Soundtrack for a Revolution” — The fim tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music -the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in paddy wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. The film features new performances of the freedom songs by top artists, including John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, and The Roots; archival footage; and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders, including Congressman John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Julian Bond, and Ambassador Andrew Young. The film and post-show discussion will be moderated by Hope Russell, an instructor of women’s studies. MPR.

For more information, please contact Niagara University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs at 286-8510 or deb@niagara.edu.

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