Jan 18


MLK SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE

Martin Luther King Jr. Service of Remembrance begins at 3 p.m. in Goodson Chapel/Recital Hall and features guest speaker Marcus Briggs-Cloud of the Muscogee Creek Nation, who will speak about the many movements promoting civil rights that were inspired by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Briggs-Cloud, of the Maskoke Nation, is a scholar, activist and international lecturer. He sits on various boards and committees that seek to protect the rights of Indigenous peoples globally and has served as an Indigenous spokesperson at the United Nations. Briggs-Cloud has lectured in 16 countries and, in 2011, was nominated for two Native American Music Awards for his Maskoke hymn album “Pum Vculvke Vrakkuecetv” (To Honor Our Elders). A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, his academic concentrations intersect liberation theology, gender theory, linguistics and post-coloniality. All 3 p.m. classes are cancelled so students, faculty and staff can celebrate the life of Dr. King and hear Briggs-Cloud speak. Classes resume at 4 p.m. The event is open to the public. Contact the Office of Spiritual Life at spirituallife@su.edu FREE

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