Date: January 9, 2009
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, IL, January 9, 2009 - More than 550 students from south suburban middle and junior high schools will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 12 at the Governors State University. The celebration is designed to reaffirm Dr. King’s message, goals, and achievements. The program will also include audience participation and special performances.
The keynote speaker is Deborah J. Crable, Director of Marketing and Communications for Kennedy-King College, who will present “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” Students will also enjoy the music of Al Mack of Low Not Productions and Dave, The Piano Man.
The university’s Student Life Unit is sponsoring the program and welcomes the attendance and participation of community members as well as university students, faculty, and staff. There is no charge.
“We created a program that celebrates Dr. King’s life and reminds us of how history influences our lives,” said Sara Appel, Director of Student Involvement. “We are excited by the participation of so many area students and community members.”
In addition to an understanding of the meaning and message of Dr. King, the school children will also receive a t-shirt imprinted with the Governors State University logo and the slogan “100% College Bound.”
The program is in The Center for Performing Arts, from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois. For more information, call (708) 534-4550.