Annual UW-Parkside MLK Celebration set for Feb. 23

Published: February 19, 2018

MLKThe Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is proud to collaborate with the UW-Parkside Music Department in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event is part of the BMO Harris Noon Concert Series held each Friday during the academic year.

The UW-Parkside Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration also marks the conclusion of Black History Month. The celebration is Friday, Feb. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities (The Rita) and the Frances Bedford Concert Hall. Members of the community are invited and there is no charge to attend.

The celebration honors Dr. King’s legacy, showcases the talents of the UW-Parkside Music Department, and features works from UW-Parkside student Max Feiler and alumnus Curtis Crump Jr. UW-Parkside student Symone Leonard will present an original poem.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. with repeated showings of a timeline video in The Rita lobby. The celebration moves to the Bedford Concert Hall at noon with musical presentations by UW-Parkside choirs and jazz musicians. A reception follows at 1 p.m.

Free parking is available in Lots B and C, west of The Rita. For more information call 262-595-2731.

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