Date: January 14, 1999
Contact: Performing Arts
Professor Rob Weisbrot and assistant professor Sandy Grande will speak on the civil rights movement using the video "Eyes on the Prize" in the Pugh Center. Weisbrot's presentation begins at 1 p.m.; Grande will be speaking at 4 p.m. At 7 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel the celebration will include both readings and songs, including the participation of Colby's Sounds of Gospel group. In the morning there will be a community breakfast held in Waterville on Monday, Jan. 18, to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. at the SENIOR SPECTRUM Muskie Center on Gold Street. A program will celebrate Dr. Kingšs life and work with words and music.
The public is invited. Tickets ($5 for adults and $2 for children age 12 and under) may be obtained from Debra Silva at SENIOR SPECTRUM (873-4745), Ann Beverage at City Hall (873-7131 ext. 265) or Stephen Collins at Colby College (872-3549). In previous years the breakfast has sold out.
June Thornton-Marsh will be the speaker, the Colby Sounds of Gospel group will perform music, and children from the George J. Mitchell School take part in the program. Thornton-Marsh, a psychological counselor at Colby College, has worked on issues of racism, sexism, homophobia and anti-Semitism both in her practice and state-wide through the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) and Project BUILD (Building Unity in Loving Diversity).
The breakfast, now in its 13th year, is sponsored by the Waterville Rotary and the Muskie Center. In the event of a storm, notice of cancellation will be broadcast on local radio stations Monday morning.