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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner to be held at NMSU

New Mexico State University's Black Programs will host a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 2007, in the Corbett Center Ballrooms.


"The event celebrates and honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders or heroes of the civil rights movement, past and present, who have dedicated their lives to the advancement of African-American people and other underrepresented minorities," said Festus Addo-Yobo, director of Black Programs at NMSU.

The dinner will serve as a fundraiser to support Black Programs scholarships with the goal of assisting African-American students on the basis of financial need.

The theme for the dinner celebration will be "The Reunion: Reuniting the Past with the Present to Create the Future."

Walter Turner, professor of history and chairperson of the social sciences department at the College of Marin in Kentfield, Calif., host and producer of the weekly Pacifica news program (KPFA) "Africa Today" and recipient of the Marin County, Calif., Human Rights Commission's 2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award will serve as keynote speaker at the dinner.

Tickets for the dinner are $35. Student tickets are $20. For more information contact Black Programs at (505) 646-4208 or (505) 646-3416.

Austin Craig
Dec. 11, 2006