5th Annual MLK Luncheon Celebration: Thursday, January 14, 2010

5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon

Thursday, January 14, 2010

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Texas Union Ballroom

RSVP: http://www.engr.utexas.edu/sos/survey/44070172/index.cfm

This year we are honored to welcome Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, an incredible consultant in higher education and founder of the nationally-respected Social Justice Training Institute (SJTI), as our keynote speaker.  Listed as a veteran of the civil rights movement, you can read more about Dr. Washington here.

Lunch will be provided, and there is limited space, so we kindly ask that you RSVP for this event.

You will receive an email confirmation from the BFSA within 48 hours of the receipt of this RSVP request. In the event we fill our capacity, we will maintain a short waiting list and notify you of such.  If you are joining us from off campus, paid parking is available.  BFSA is not validating parking. If you have questions, please email ksc@mail.utexas.edu

We would be honored if you are able to join us!


The Color Purple Tickets Available: Friday, January 15, 2010 Show

The Campus Club has Orchestra (section one, which is the first 18 rows) tickets for  Broadway performance of “The Color Purple”.  Tickets are $65.00 each.   There are less expensive tickets on line, but not for this close seating!

If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please contact :

Holly Marino
(512) 471-8611

For more other performance dates, visit: http://www.texasperformingarts.org/event/colorpurple

MLK Day of Service: Saturday, January 16, 2010

MLK Day of Service
Saturday, January 16, 2010
8:30am 3:00pm

Kickoff Location:
Huston-Tillotson University
900 Chicon Street
Davage-Durden Union Building

Keynote speaker:
Dr. Richard Reddick,
graduate of Johnston HS, UT-Austin and Harvard, now professor at UT-Austin

With performances by
The Cipher – Austin’s Hip-Hop Project

On Saturday, January 16, United Way Capital Area and Hands on Central Texas invite you to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of service.

Last year more than 700 volunteers came together to dig into community improvement projects throughout Austin. We hope you’ll join us in 2010 to participate in service in honor of
Dr. King.

We need your help now more than ever. Please join us and bring friends, family and co-workers. You can change the course of Austin’s future, and it starts with service. Sign up now!

PS: See video and photos from last year’s event, then make sure to sign up for the 2010 MLK Day of Service.

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Warfield Center MLK March & Celebration: Monday, January 18, 2010

March and Festival

Monday, January 18, 2010
UT program starts at 9AM. Capitol program starts at 10AM.
MLK Festival @ Huston- Tillotson immediately follows march

To celebrate the national MLK day holiday, the Heritage Council is sponsoring the Community March. The purpose of this 16th annual Community March is to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy while uplifting diversity and multi-culturalism in our city. The MLK Community March kicks off at 9 a.m. with a short program at the MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus. We will then march to the Capitol for a brief program. Thereafter, we will march to the historic Huston-Tillotson University, where exciting activities are planned.

The Heritage Council is planning a Cultural Festival which will begin after the March and last until 2 p.m.; it will include all types of vendors and local musical artists to make this year’s celebration the best ever! A vendor application can be downloaded below for those interested in purchasing booth space. For questions and information, please contact Carol Wright by email or by telephone at (512) 323-6773 ext. 102.

In previous years, the march has drawn up to an estimated 15,000 people and we are anticipating even more individuals to unite for this special occasion in January 2010. All businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals are invited to march with us and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.

New Magazine Call for Submissions

Lone StarLegacy: African American History in Texas

LONE STAR LEGACY is seeking work for our PREMIERE SEPTEMBER 2010 FALL ISSUE by Writers from Texas and Writers with Connections to Texas. Lone Star Legacy is looking for work that details the struggles, existence, and triumphs of trailblazing African Americans (current and past) throughout Texas, including various periods from their arrival to the present. Submissions should be the author’s original work. No reprints please.

We are interested in:

  • Creative Non-fiction (Especially Memoir/First Person Narratives)
  • Historic Poetry
  • Journalistic Articles
  • Literary Articles/Essays
  • Color Photographs
  • Black and White Photographs
  • Interviews

Writers whose work is selected will be asked to submit an electronic copy upon acceptance. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for our reply. The reading period is from December 5, 2009 to March 1, 2010. Writers whose work is selected will receive a free issue.

Please mail submissions to:

Wiley College

Attn: Delicia Daniels

Lone Star Legacy Issue

711 Wiley Ave

Marshall, Texas 76570