Creighton University to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. With Series of Events
Creighton University will celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. during a weeklong schedule of events that begins at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 20, with a Mass and prayer for unity and peace in St. John's Church on the Creighton campus.
*Monday, Jan. 21– Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration from 4 to 5 p.m. in St. John’s Church on the Creighton campus. The community is invited to attend the celebration where several awards will be presented, including the President's Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award to Dolores Goodlett (posthumously), a founding member of the National Black Catholic Congress as well as recipient of the 2004 Creighton University Women In Ministry to the Poor Award; Karen Shepard, executive director of Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership (ENCAP); and Retired Police Chief Thomas Warren, who recently stepped down after four years as chief and 25 years of service in the Omaha Police Department.
Other awards include a Student Leadership Award, which is given annually to students who put the ideals of Dr. King into practice and the University’s, Campus Legacy Award.In addition, winners of a university-sponsored elementary school poster and essay contest will be recognized during the ceremony.
Other activities during the week include:
*Tuesday, Jan. 22– Unity Prayer Breakfast with the National Black Catholic Congress at 7:30 a.m. in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom.
*Wednesday, Jan. 23 –Cake and Choir, 11:30 a.m., in the Skutt Student Center Fireplace Lounge.
*Friday, Jan. 25 – Prayer Service, “Violence a Total Perspective,” with a sermon by the Rev. Leroy E. Adams Jr., senior pastor Morning Star Baptist Church, 4:00 p.m. in St. John’s Church.