January 16, 2007

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University will host a celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Friday, Jan. 26.

Tameka Cage, visiting assistant professor of English at Bucknell, will give the keynote, "The Pursuit to Overcome," at noon in Rooke Chapel. The keynote is part of a memorial service, open to the public.

The Office of Multicultural Student Services (MSS) will host the Beloved Community Dinner Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Larison Dining Hall. Tickets are $5 per person and space is limited; call 577-1095 for reservations.

"The meal will include student performances as well as words spoken on Dr. King and of Dr. King by students, faculty and staff," said Jessica Hess, director of the Office of Multicultural Student Services.

According to Hess, the Beloved Community is a term used by Dr. King to describe a global vision in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth, with racism and all forms of discrimination, bigotry and prejudice replaced by an all-inclusive spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood.

Posted Jan. 16, 2007