2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration slated for January 15 to 28

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The 2018 MLK Celebration will be held January 15 to 28

From: Student Affairs

Hidden Figures: Community Practice of MLK is the theme of Virginia Tech’s 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, January 15 to 28.

Keynote speaker for the series of events is stand-up comic and television host Kamau Bell who will present An Evening with Kamau Bell of United Shades of America on Wednesday, January 17 at 7 p.m. in the Moss Arts Center’s Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre.

The celebration also includes:

·         The MLK Oration Competition, which culminates in the finalists’ presentations on Tuesday, January 16 at 7 p.m. in the GLC multipurpose room. Preliminary video submissions are due Sunday, December 10, 2017. Complete details including guidelines, eligibility, judging criteria, and prizes are available on the MLK Oration Competition website.

·         More than a Soundbite: Exploring the Speeches of MLK with Yolanda Avent on Friday, January 19 at 12 noon in the Black Cultural Center, Squires Student Center.

·         L.A. Theatre Works’ Susan Albert Loewenberg presents "The Mountaintop" by Katori Hall on Sunday, January 28 at 4 p.m. in the Street and Davis Performance Hall's Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Moss Arts Center.

·         The MLK Annual Children’s Art Exhibit: Truth will be on display in the Perspective Art Gallery in Squires Student Center January 18 through February 28.

A complete list of scheduled events is available on the Cultural and Community Centers’ MLK web page. All events are free and open to the public.