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2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Annual Commemoration

We are his dream.

Week of Jan 20 – 24

Monday, January 20

I am His Dream March 
Join the Association of Black Collegians (ABC) and other students as they march around campus. The occasion will serve to not only remember Dr. King’s legacy, but also as a fundraiser. ABC students will be raising funds to help local high school students in need of support with expenses related to their college application (SAT or Admission fees, etc.). If you would like to participate in the march and/or make a donation, please contact the Office of Educational Equity and Diversity Programs at  
Reed Union Building’s McGarvey Commons - Registration begins at 10:00 a.m.  March starts at 10:30 a.m.

Also on Monday, January 20
One-man play IncognitoOne-man play Incognito, by Michael Fosberg 
Imagine discovering that you are not the person you thought you were; that you have a family, a history, an ethnicity you never knew. How would this discovery impact your life, the lives of those around you; your vision of yourself and society?  These are some of the things Michael Fosberg experienced as he went on a personal journey to uncover and discover himself, his roots, his family, and the difficult history behind the tragic American complexity of "race".
Reed Union Building, McGarvey Commons - Campus Family Luncheon 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Michael’s presentation, noon – 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 21
Penn State Behrend Early Learning CenterActivities at Penn State Behrend’s Early Learning Center
A number of students and MLK Commemoration Committee members will visit the Center to read and hold activities related to MLK with the children at the Center. 
Early Learning Center - 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, January 22  through Sat, 25
The ButlerThe Lion Entertainment Board (LEB) Presents The Butler
The film recounts the remarkable story of White House butler Eugene Allen (played by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker), who served eight U.S. presidents over the course of 30 years, and witnessed sweeping social change during his three decades of service at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Inspired by Wil Haygood's Washington Post article, the film features Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, John Cusack as Richard M. Nixon, and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan. Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Jane Fonda, David Oyelowo, Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Leo, and Vanessa Redgrave co-star.  
Reed Union Building’s Auditorium (Rm. 117) 9:00 p.m. on Wed and Thurs., 10:00 p.m. on Fri and Sat.

Thursday, January 23
Erie City MissionCommunity Service Project 
Who’s Cooking What?

The MLK Committee will partner with Erie’s City Mission to help serve one of their daily lunches to needy families. The committee will actually fundraise in order to purchase the ingredients for the meal and then students and volunteers will come together to serve the meal to families at the Mission. Cash Donations welcome (call 814-898-7101).
Erie City Mission from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Throughout the week

MLK Pictures​Historic photos of MLK and the Civil Right Movement will be on display at the John M. Lilley Library. Also, drawings by children from the Early Learning Center will be on display at the Reed Union Building’s lobby area.




Sponsored by: The Office of Educational Equity & Diversity Programs and the Student Activity Fee.
Questions about the events may be directed to or by calling (814) 898-7101.

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