Highlander staff will be participating in a variety of Martin Luther King Day events in Knoxville, Maryville, and Dandridge, TN. These events inlcude a community forum on economic violence at the Beck Cultural Center in Knoxville and a forum at Maryville College entitled “What Would King Say” that will explore Dr. King’s perspective on four areas of social concern — jobs and dignity at work, immigration, war/militarism and religious diversity. Stories about these events include the followiing:
- “Maryville College Hosts Forums in Observance of MLK,” The Maryville Daily Times, 1/11/09.
- “MLK’s Legacy Alive in Maryville’s Call-to-Action Days,” Knoxville New Sentinel, 1/14/09.
In conjunction with Martin Luther King Day, Metropulse ran a cover story on Highlander in ther January 8th issue:
- “Highlander Center: Change You Can See: Inside the Justice and Training Center’s Photo Archive, Recording Nearly 80 Years of Social Activism,” Metropulse, 1/8/09.
Long-time Highlander staff members Guy and Candie Carawan will be among the civil rights activists to be honored in Knoxville at a Civil Rights Movement Celebration brunch to be held in Knoxville on Tuesday, January 20th. For more information, click here.
To listen to Dr. King’s speech at Highlander’s 25th anniversary click here.