Dr. Bryan Samuel
Office of Multicultural Affairs director, 308.865.8127
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration activities Thursday, Jan. 13, will include a free public dinner theatre, and a noon prayer and silent processional from the bell tower to the Nebraskan Student Union.
The dinner theatre production of The Meeting will be presented in the Nebraskan Student Union Great Room. The buffet dinner will be served from 6:30 – 7 p.m. The Meeting, a one-hour play about a fictitious meeting between Dr. King and Malcom X who had very different approaches to attaining civil rights for Americans, explores what a conversation might have been like had the two ever sat down to discuss how they could work together. The Meeting, written by Jeff Stetson, is being produced and performed by 7 AM Productions of Greensboro, N.C.
The prayer and silent processional will begin at the bell tower at noon. Bryan Samuel, interim director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, will open the observance. Lance Loven of Cooperative Campus Ministries will then deliver a prayer and Anita Adkins, a student from Omaha, will present the student address. The final speaker will be Joe Elliot of 7 AM Productions, who will portray Dr. Martin Luther King. At the conclusion, there will be a silent processional from the bell tower to the Nebraskan Student Union. In case of inclement weather, ceremonies will be held in the Nebraskan Student Union Atrium.
An eight-member student committee planned the celebration events. Committee members include Anita Adkins, Horacio Alvarez-Ramirez, Nicole Clark, Cecil Devers, Emily Dunlop, Brian Shreves, Rocio Soria and Larramie Timmins.
All celebration activities are free and open to the public.