MLK Statue Rededication Ceremony

Thursday, September 24, 2009

5:30 – 7:30pmmlk

East Mall

The Afrikan American Affairs of the Multicultural Information Center and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. cordially invite you to attend the 10th anniversary Martin Luther King Jr. Statue Celebration events dually entitled “A Deeply Rooted Dream.”  On Tuesday, September 24, 2009, we will host our annual Rededication Ceremony at 5:30PM on East Mall. This event will last about two hours with a small reception afterwards. The program will celebrate the memory of America’s most notable Civil Rights activist as well as honor the UT students who fought for the placement of the statue here on campus. In addition, the ceremony seeks to shed new light on the progress the university has made and acknowledge the challenges that students still face on a diverse campus. We are excited to announce that the keynote speaker this year will be Bobby Seale, the cofounder of the Black Panther Party. Mr. Seale will speak about the necessity of student activism and working together to solve important issues in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thompson Conference Center’s Dining Room

6pm (Doors will open at 5:30pm)

We have planned a celebration dinner. It is our plan to bring together the UT community, both past and present, to celebrate the success of Black students on this campus and to give Black alumni an opportunity to speak about their experiences during their tenure here. This event is semi-formal, admission is free, and parking is also free in the lot adjacent to the Thompson Conference Center on the corner of Red River and Dean Keeton. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Brandelyn Franks by September 14, 2009, at brandelyn_franks@austin.utexas.edu.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Multicultural Information Center at 512-232-2958.

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