Reënactor To Celebrate

Arts / Jan. 15, 2004 12:00am EST

M. L. King's Birthday

Reënactor To Celebrate

M. L. King's Birthday

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday will be observed Jan. 20 at Vermont Law School with a presentation by Greenfair Moses III. It's the beginning of a month-long African American Heritage Series.

All series presentations will take place in the Jonathon B. Chase Community Center from 12:45-2 p.m. and will be free and open to the public.

"Brother" Moses, director of Quiet Fire Production, has played the part of Dr. King on television, radio, and film. In 1981 he performed before the Virginia State General Assembly to mark its first official recognition of King's birthday, and he was the first re-ënactor of the "I Have a Dream" speech on Capitol Hill.

Other Events

On Thursday, Feb. 5, Reanae McNeal will explore violence against women and people of color in "Challenging a Violent Culture."

On Thursday, Feb. 12, Peggy Shepard, executive director and co-founder of West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT), will discuss her organization's mission and its impact on the urban community.

On Thursday, Feb. 26, Theodore Shaw, associate director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, will discuss future challenges to affirmative action programs following last year's Supreme Court rulings.

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