University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Events
When: Monday, Jan 21, 2019, 6:00PM

A ceremony to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21,
at St. James the Greater Catholic Church in Eau Claire. The University of
Wisconsin-Eau Claire is among the sponsors of the event.

Students and faculty from area elementary, middle and high
schools, along with UW-Eau Claire students and community members, will
participate in the remembrance ceremony. Also participating in the ceremony are
faculty members from UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout and Chippewa Valley Technical
College, and representatives of business, government and education in Eau
Claire. State representatives Warren Petryk and Jodi Emerson, along with UW-Eau
Claire Chancellor James Schmidt, will be among the featured speakers.

The ceremony will include readings from several of King's
works (including his "Why We Want the Vote" speech), music and
multimedia presentations of the history of the civil rights movement. The
Chippewa Valley Youth Chorus, led by Cathy Reitz, and the Eau Claire CollECtive
Choir, under the direction of Michael Rambo, will perform. Dr. Frank Watkins, conductor of UW-Eau
Claire's Women's Concert Chorale, Women's Chorus and Symphonic Choir, is the
event's musical director, and Dr. Ryan Jones, UW-Eau Claire associate professor
of music, is the event's assistant director.

Uniting Bridges is organizing the event. Other sponsors are
St. James the Greater Catholic Church; the UW-Eau Claire Chancellor’s Office,
College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education and Human Sciences, Office
of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Affirmative Action, and Blugold Beginnings
program; the city of Eau Claire; the Eau Claire Police Department; Schmitt
Music; and Speed of Sound.

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