Saint Martin's sets celebration of Dr. Martin's Luther King Jr.

Jan. 13, 2006

Lacey – Saint Martin’s University will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a program at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. The program will be at the university’s Worthington Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, and the public is invited to attend.

The Saint Martin’s celebration is taking place in conjunction with the Jan. 16 national holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. Sponsors are the student government, the Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University, and the offices of Campus Life, Residence Life and Intercultural Initiatives.

The speaker will be the Rev. Bennie Moore, pastor of Salvation and Deliverance Church, Portland, Ore., and president of Portland’s Joshua Community Center of Hope. Also speaking will be Saint Martin’s faculty members Jeff Birkenstein, Ph.D., English, and Norma Shelan, community services/sociology, who will talk about the impact King made on their generations.

The program is about an hour in length and will include music by the Salvation and Deliverance Church Choir as well as the spoken word, poetry and dance.

For more information, please call Saint Martin’s Office of Campus Life, 360-438-4299, or e-mail the event’s chair Violet Ellington,

For more information:

Violet Ellington
Senator for community service ASSMU
Office of Campus Life: 360-438-4299

Deanna Partlow
Senior editor; media relations coordinator
(360) 438-4541