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Tickets on sale for Syracuse University's 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner

December 01, 2010

Kelly Homan Rodoski
(315) 443-3784

Tickets are now on sale for Syracuse University’s 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, “Heirs of a King: Remembering and Continuing the Work of Global Legacy,” to be held Sunday, Jan. 23, at 5 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Tickets for the dinner are $25 for the general public and $15 for students without meal plans. Students with meal plans will be charged for one dinner. For ticket information, call Hendricks Chapel at (315) 443-5044.

mlkThe annual celebration is among the nation’s largest university-sponsored events commemorating King. Last year, more than 2,000 people attended SU’s event.

An evening program, which will include the presentation of the 2011 Unsung Hero Awards and entertainment, begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The keynote speaker for this year’s event will be Kirt Wilson, associate professor of communication arts and sciences at The Pennsylvania State University. Performers include the Black Celestial Choral Ensemble (left).

Wilson will also take part in “A Conversation with Kirt Wilson,” a discussion based on Thomas Jackson’s 2009 book, “From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Struggle for Economic Justice” (University of Pennsylvania Press) at 3 p.m. on Jan. 23 in Maxwell Auditorium.

A community festival celebrating arts, culture and education in the Syracuse community will be held Saturday, Jan. 29, from 1-4 p.m. at the Seymour Dual Language Academy, 108 Shonnard St., Syracuse. The event is hosted by SU and community organizations, and is free and open to the public.

For more information on the celebration events, visit the Hendricks Chapel website at or Facebook at

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