MLK Celebration to be held Jan. 19 in the Carrier Dome; tickets still available
Syracuse University’s 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, “Yesterday’s Dream, Tomorrow’s Promise,” will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Carrier Dome. The evening will include a keynote presentation by Roslyn M. Brock, board chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the presentation of the 2013 Unsung Hero Awards and a program of performance and song.
The annual celebration is among the largest university-sponsored events in the United States to commemorate King.
The evening program, begins at 5:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided. Other accommodations can be requested; please call Elizabeth Cronk at Hendricks Chapel at firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 11.
Tickets for the dinner, which precedes the program at 4 p.m., are $25 for the general public and $15 for students without meal plans. Students with meal plans will be charged for one dinner. Dinner tickets are available by calling call Hendricks Chapel at 315-443-5044.
The 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Unsung Heroes Awards will be presented to Adena Rochelson, an eighth-grader at Wellwood Middle School in Fayetteville (youth/teen); JoVan Collins of Syracuse (community adult); Brenda Muhammad, a graduate student at Syracuse University (SU/ESF student); and Engineers Without Borders at Syracuse University (student group).
A community festival celebrating arts, culture and education in the Syracuse community will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, from noon-4 p.m. at Frazer Elementary School, 741 Park St.
Information on the celebration can be found at hendricks.syr.edu.