University Park events honor, celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy

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Editor’s note: This story will be updated as events are added.UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State community will honor the life and legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. during the 34th annual MLK Commemoration at University Park, with events during the month of January.
Thursday, Jan. 10-Feb. 27
Exhibit: MLK Week Student Poster Designs — Sidewater Commons, first floor Pattee Library
Twenty posters accompanied by each student’s artist statement now are on display in the annual University Libraries exhibit. Students created designs based on the 2019 MLK Week theme, “Where Do We Go From Here: A Tradition of Resistance,” during the Fall 2018 graphic design course GD 400: Time and Sequence.
Tuesday, Jan. 15
44th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet — Bryce Jordan Center
On King’s birthday, the 44th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet, presented by the Forum on Black Affairs, will celebrate King’s legacy and recognize members of the community who make a difference through King’s belief of advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience. Tickets for the banquet usually sell out quickly; more information is available here.
Monday, Jan. 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., meet at Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center
Join us for the MLK Jr. Day of Service. We will start in Alumni Hall with breakfast, a warm welcome and an educational piece, and then split up to go to sites on campus and in the State College community. Participants should be sure to wear warm clothes in case they will be outside. T-shirts and food will be provided. Check-in for individual students is first come, first-served, until all sites are filled.
Film Screenings — 9-4:30 p.m., Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library
University Libraries will host multiple screenings of two short films, beginning approximately on each half-hour on a rotating basis, starting at 9 …

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