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January 17, 2003

Campus events will mark King holiday

Iowa State's annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday will begin at noon, Friday, Jan. 17, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Music will be provided by members of Shy of a Dozen and First Premiere. Speakers will include Provost Benjamin Allen, Government of the Student Body president T.J. Schneider and Black Student Alliance president Brad Johnson. A reception will follow.

The university's observance also will include a talk by James Cone entitled "Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare" at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Cone is a distinguished professor of systematic theology at Union Theological Seminary, New York City. Author of a book by the same name as his ISU talk, Cone also has written Risks of Faith: The Emergence of a Black Theology of Liberation 1968-1998, Black Theology and Black Power, and A Black Theology of Liberation.

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