MARYVILLE – In observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Maryville College and its Center for Strong Communities will host two forums that will focus on how the life and work of the prominent Civil Rights leader can serve as inspiration for meeting regional challenges today.
“On Jan. 15 and 20, we will discuss Dr. King’s perspective and current regional action addressing four areas of social concern – jobs and dignity at work, immigration, war/militarism and religious diversity,” explained the Rev. Dr. Billy Newton, director of the Center for Strong Communities.The forums are free and open to the public and a part of the larger MLK Day schedule of events planned for Jan. 14 to 20 by the MLK Celebration Committee in Blount County. The theme for the countywide celebration is “Building Tomorrow Today.”
The forum “What Would Dr. King Say?” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Alumni Gymnasium at the College. The forum “What Would Dr. King Call Us To Do?” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 20, also in the Alumni Gymnasium.
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