Friday, January 18, 2008

Got plans on MLK Day?

Thanks to the Dallas Institute for partnering with Central Dallas Ministries to ensure that MLK's birthday event is a "day on," and not a day off:

An Audacious Faith:
The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Distinguished Speaker:
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the epic trilogy
America in the King Years
Taylor Branch
with panelists Shirley Ison-Newsome
and Rev. Gerald Britt

This annual event aims at examining the depth and breadth of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s achievement and legacy. It is meant to complement the many commemorative events associated with the MLK National Holiday by focusing in depth on central aspects of his life and work. In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Rev. King proclaimed his "audacious faith in the future of mankind," and this year, the 40th anniversary of his death, we will honor his sacrifice by exploring his impact on our lives today and asking how we can keep alive and deepen the legacy of this "audacious faith."

The 2008 symposium continues a tradition of bringing to our city the best authorities on Dr. King's legacy to learn from them and to engage them in discussion with Dallas leaders. This year's featured speaker is Taylor Branch, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning epic trilogy America in the King Years: Parting the Waters 1954-1963; Pillars of Fire 1963-1965; and At Canaan's Edge 1965-1968. He will be joined onstage after his address by panelists Shirley Ison-Newsome and Rev. Gerald Britt.

Monday, January 21, 2008,
at the Belo Mansion,
2101 Ross Avenue in Dallas 75201

Reception and light buffet at 6 pm
Program 7 - 8:45 pm

Admission by advance registration only:
$20; teachers $10

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