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MLK unity celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked to bring people together. This year’s Unity Celebration will pay tribute to that spirit Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Savage Hall on the University of Toledo’s Main Campus.

“Connecting Our Community” will be the theme of the seventh annual event. There will be a parade of nations from Toledo Sister Cities International, and a processional of youth, student, business and union leaders, as well as clergy members, educational representatives, elected officials, social service agencies and community organizations.

Performances slated to take place will feature the Clarence Smith Community Choir and vocalists Lisa Hightower and Joyce Rush. The Student African-American Brotherhood and the Unity Prayer Religious Collaboration will deliver presentations of the civil rights leader’s speeches and offer reflections on his teachings.
Immediately following the program, a community luncheon will be held in the west lobby of Savage Hall. Some 3,000 attended the celebration last year.

For more information on the free, public event, contact Deb Driscoll, UT director of special events, at





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