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SMU celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King at SMU

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Southern Methodist University in 1966

January 12, 2011

Dream Week at SMU celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. An annual event, it is sponsored by SMU's Office of Student Activities & Multicultural Affairs, with support from the Office of Student Development and Programs, the Office of Leadership and Community Involvement, and the Women's Center for Gender and Pride Initiatives.

Schedule of events for Dream Week 2011:

MONDAY, JANUARY 17 — 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 
MLK Day of Service
Join us for a day devoted to service and site visits to Dallas community partners whose work reflects Dr. King’s life and teachings. You will need to sign up in advance in the Leadership & Community Involvement office (HT 318). Breakfast is provided! Day's schedule:

9:00 a.m. Meet at SMU Service House for breakfast & to load vans
9:30 a.m. Depart for 1819 Martin Luther King Blvd. to assist in feeding the homeless with Cornerstone Baptist Church
10:00 a.m. MLK Day Parade & Festival Begins
11:30 a.m. Clean up & assist Cornerstone in breaking down project
12:00 p.m. Service Reflection 12:30 p.m. Depart for SMU campus

TUESDAY. JANUARY 18 — Noon
Dream Week Kickoff
Come to the Commons in Hughes-Trigg Student Center to hear the words of Dr. King and learn about his special connection to SMU.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19 — Noon 
Unity Walk
Gather with SMU President R. Gerald Turner and student leaders to participate in our annual Unity Walk. This time together is a great demonstration of our commitment as a university to the work of Dr. King. Meet at the Flagpole at noon.

Wednesday, January 19 — 7:30 p.m.
Movie: “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin”
Bayard Taylor RustinThis is the definitive film biography of Bayard Rustin, one of the more controversial figures of the Civil Rights Movement. He was important largely behind the scenes and is credited as being the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Intelligent, gregarious and charismatic, Rustin was denied his place in the limelight because he was gay. Movie will be shown in the Hughes-Trigg Forum.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21 - 6 p.m.
Unity Mixer

Come to SMU's Hughes-Trigg Student Center Varsity to celebrate the birthday of Dr. King and share joy in his legacy.

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