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UW-Parkside, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA), and the Music Department are proud to invite the community to the 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Friday, Feb. 22. This event is in honor of Dr. King’s lifelong legacy and his leadership during the civil rights movement through song, jazz, and spoken word performances by the UW-Parkside Jazz Combo and the University Chorale.
Chancellor Debbie Ford will begin the event with a welcome address at noon followed by UW-Parkside’s choir, jazz concert, and spoken word at noon in Bedford Concert Hall in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities. A reception will follow from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
The celebration will include an original jazz piece by UW-Parkside student Benjamin Malone, an original jazz piece by UW-Parkside Alumni Curtis Crump Jr., an original poem by UW-Parkside student Aviha Anderson, and a praise dance along with the University Chorale from St. Paul Baptist Church Word in Motion Ministry.
Admission to this event is free and the community is welcome to attend.