5 P.M. AND 4 P.M. INTERVIEW: Martin Luther King Jr. Events

Published: Jan. 15, 2019 at 11:35 AM CST
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Martin Luther King Jr. events will be held Monday, January 21 in Eau Claire.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

UW-Eau Claire's AmeriCorps ECLIPSE program encourages volunteers to participate in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service from noon-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. Volunteers will share a meal at The Community Table (320 Putnam St., Eau Claire) from noon to 1 p.m. and then participate in service projects at several area nonprofit organizations.

Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance event

A Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance event will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 21 at St. James the Greater Catholic Church in Eau Claire. UW-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 ceremony. Also participating are faculty from UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout and Chippewa Valley Technical College, and representatives of business, government and education. 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 "Give Us the Ballot" speech), music and multimedia presentations of the history of the civil rights movement. Dr. Frank Watkins, assistant professor of choral music education and director of choral studies at UW-Eau Claire, is the event's musical director, and Dr. Ryan Jones, UW-Eau Claire professor of music history, is the event's assistant director.