January 14, 2005

Good Morning:

It has been 41 years since Dr. King delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Although much progress has been made in answering Dr. King's call to make "real the promises of democracy," much more has yet to be done. That is why I hope as many of you as possible will take part in the upcoming "Week for Peace" activities. For, as Dr. King exhorted in his speech, "Now is the time."

Under the banner "Building a Culture of Peace," Tulane University will join Dillard, Loyola and Xavier Universities in celebrating the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week for Peace January 17-21. Activities for this special commemoration include:

* An interfaith service Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Lawless Memorial Chapel at Dillard.

* An opening reception for the exhibition "Building a Culture of Peace" Jan. 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Xavier University Center. The reception will be followed by an address by Kweisi Mfume, outgoing president and CEO of the NAACP.

* A candlelight march featuring a kickoff speech by Theodore Quant, director of Loyola's Twomey Center for Peace Through Justice, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. The candlelight march will start at Xavier's Student Center Quad and end at Loyola. The march will be followed by "Expressions of Unity," a celebration of Dr. King's life through song, drama and dance, in Loyola's Nunemaker Auditorium. The event will be emceed by Candice Stewart, Miss Louisiana 2005.

For more information on the "Week for Peace," including transportation to participating universities, call 865-5181.

Have a great weekend,


Office of the President Emeritus, 1555 Poydras St, Suite 700, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-274-3638