JOIN THE MLK INITIATIVE!
Civic Knowledge Project
On Thursday, January 25th, from 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm at the Center for Identity and Inclusion, 5710 S. Woodlawn:
“What Dr. King Means to Me”—an inspiring and provocative discussion with one of Chicago's most remarkable and effective social activists, Rev. Michael L. Pfleger, Pastor of the Faith Community of Saint Sabina. Father Pfleger is the founder of the Employment Resource Center, the Ark Youth Center, Saint Sabina Social Service Center, Thea Bowman Spiritual Advance Center, Samaritan House for the homeless, Saint Sabina 80-unit Elders Village and the Beloved Community, Inc. At the request of Mrs. Coretta Scott King, he was the keynote speaker for the national Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service held on January 20, 2003, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, and he was one of the speakers to eulogize Mrs. King on February 8, 2006.
On Saturday, January 27th, from noon to 2 pm at the RainbowPUSH Coalition, 930 E. 50th St.:
Dr. Tim Barnett (Northeastern Illinois University), Sarah Ross (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Kai Parker (University of Chicago), and Dr. Beth Richie (University of Illinois, Chicago) will talk about prisons and education, and their work teaching art and humanities, and offering a new degree program, with the Prison and Neighborhood Art Project at the Stateville Correctional Facility in Joliet.
All events are free and open to the public—first come, first served. For more information, please contact Bart Schultz, the Director of the Civic Knowledge Project, at firstname.lastname@example.org or see the MLK Initiative webpage http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu/mlk-initiative.shtml.