University celebrates legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King through community events

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The Chicago Studies Program is looking forward to this week's events commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Eyes on the Prize Screening at Sunshine Gospel Ministries: Join the UCSC and Sunshine Gospel Ministries for a screening of the documentary Eyes on the Prize. Sunshine Gospel Ministries is a youth development nonprofit in Woodlawn located at 500 E. 61st Street. Dinner will be provided.

Thursday, January 17 at 6:00 p.m.

The University of Chicago Annual MLK Celebration: With civil rights author and documentary filmmaker Judy Richardson, co-producer of the fourteen hour PBS Eyes on the Prize, a history of the civil rights movement, and of Scarred Justice (2010). Richardson lectures nationally on issues related to the civil rights movement, fifty years the first sit-ins. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, January 19 at 8:30 a.m.

Martin Luther King Day of Service: Join over 150 student, staff, and faculty volunteers as the University honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Spend the day giving back to the Chicago community by signing up individually or with your friends, house, fraternity, sorority or RSO. Volunteers will serve in groups at over 15 community-based organizations that work in the areas of education, housing, poverty relief, civil rights, and community development. Breakfast and transportation will be provided.

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