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UNI to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.

December 1, 2016
Contact: 

Stephanie Logan, assistant professor, curriculum and instruction, 319-273-5695, stephanie.logan@uni.edu

Blake Ruane, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, blake.ruane@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host “Dreams to Action: Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.’s Perspective on Dr. King’s Legacy,” at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, in Lang Hall Auditorium. The event will commemorate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and recognize local individuals who were instrumental in bringing King to the Cedar Valley.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was an activist and civil rights leader during the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s, when he promoted and participated in nonviolent civil disobedience as a means of advancing civil rights. In addition to a number of civil rights protests and boycotts, King helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, D.C., where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Eddie Moore, Jr. will be the keynote speaker for the event. Moore is the founder of the White Privilege Conference (WPC), which was first held in Mount Vernon, Iowa, in 1999. Since then, the annual conference has been held in a number of major cities across the United States, including St. Louis, Memphis, Minneapolis, Seattle and Philadelphia.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information regarding the event, contact Stephanie Logan, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, at 319-273-5695 or stephanie.logan@uni.edu.