The University is preparing to celebrate the Eighteenth Annual Commemorative Celebration.
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MLK Commemorative Breakfast
The Annual MLK Breakfast, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services, is the premier event at the university, honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Each year there is a keynote speaker of national and often international prominence that addresses that year’s theme. Through video, song and dance, attendees celebrate and reflect on the profound impact of Dr. King’s life.
This year’s event will be held on Friday, January 16, 2009 from 8:00 am-10:30 am in the Graham Center Ballroom. The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Dr. Julian Malveaux, President of Bennett College for Women and the theme is: “The Stone of Hope”.
MLK Youth Forum and Peace Walk
The MLK Youth Forum and Peace Walk is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services and is held on the Biscayne Bay campus during the week-long MLK Celebration. Focusing on the youth in Dade and Broward counties, the program attracts 200-300 middle and high school students. Students are enlightened by a nationally recognized speaker and entertained through various artistic forms, such as poetry, song and dance. Following the Youth Forum, attendees participate in a short peace walk that symbolizes the need for peace and unity among people everywhere.
This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 from 10-12:30 in the Wolfe University Center at the Biscayne Bay Campus.
MLK Commemorative Dinner
This event is sponsored by Residential Life, FIU Black Student Union and the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services. Students enjoy dinner and discussion focusing on the impact that they can have on improving their communities. They often have a chance to interact with the keynote speaker from the MLK Youth Forum event.
This year’s MLK Dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at the Biscayne Bay Campus.