Pace Events to Honor Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Pace University will celebrate the life and work of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at events on both its New York City and Pleasantville campuses this week.

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Contact:

Cara Cea, (914) 906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

PACE UNIVERSITY COMMEMORATES LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. IN DOWNTOWN NEW YORK THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, AND PLEASANTVILLE FRIDAY, JANUARY 29

James McBride to discuss latest book.

PLEASANTVILLE, NY, January 27, 2010 – Pace University will celebrate the life and work of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at events on both its New York City and Pleasantville campuses this week.

The New York City campus presents an evening with author and jazz musician, James McBride who will present “Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr.” Thursday, January 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 1 Pace Plaza (entrance on Spruce Street) in the Multipurpose Room. The program is free and open to the public.

In his latest book, “Song Yet Sung,” McBride, the author of “The Color of Water,” weaves the historical past and the present into a complex picture of slavery, freedom and perceptions of freedom. McBride will transport the audience through Maryland’s mid-1800’s slave economy; the urban chaos and violence of the 21st century; and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic 1963 march on Washington. Media admission by press pass. Welcoming remarks will be made by Stephen J. Friedman, President of Pace University. A book-signing and reception will follow McBride’s presentation.

The next day, Friday, January 29 on the University’s Pleasantville campus, the 10th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Breakfast, this year called “Generation,” will be held.

Assistant professor of history at Pace, Durahn Taylor, Ph.D., will be the keynote speaker at this breakfast honoring the numerous battles for social justice and human rights that Dr. King and the Civil Rights generation fought and won. The Pace Inspirational Praise Ensemble will perform.

The breakfast will be held in the Kessel Student Center – Dining room A (entrance 3, 861 Bedford Road) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Media admission by press pass. For more information, contact Cornell Craig, ccraig@pace.edu or call 914- 773- 3775.

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Students from Local Schools and Pace to Read Winning Essays at MLK Commemoration

In honor of his inspirational vision and never-ending quest for social justice, Pace University is proud to sponsor its 6th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program on Friday, January 27, 2006 (snow date: Monday, January 30th). The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12 Noon. Registration and check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. outside of the main Dining Hall located inside the Kessel Campus Center.

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Contact:
Cara Halstead Cea, Public Information, Pace University
914-773-3312 (Office), 914-906-9680 (Cell) chalstead@pace.edu

6TH ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMEMORATION PROGRAM, FRIDAY, JANUARY 27

Students from Mahopac Middle School, Croton-Harmon High School and Pace University will read their winning essays

In honor of his inspirational vision and never-ending quest for social justice, Pace University is proud to sponsor its 6th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program on Friday, January 27, 2006 (snow date: Monday, January 30th). The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12 Noon. Registration and check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. outside of the main Dining Hall located inside the Kessel Campus Center.

WHEN: January 27, 2006, 9:00 AM — 12:00 PM
WHERE: Pace University’s Pleasantville campus, entrance 3, Kessel Campus Center, Dining Room A
WHO: This event is open to the public and Pace community.

PACE UNIVERSITY MLK ESSAY CONTEST 2006 WINNERS:
• Matt Eaton, Mahopac Middle School
• Lenna Stahl, Croton-Harmon High School
• Shirley Idumonyi, Pace University

PACE UNIVERSITY MLK EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD WINNERS:
• Dr. Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University
• Megan DiChiara, Sophomore, School of Education, Pace University

This year’s MLK Commemoration program will once again feature a hearty, traditional southern-style breakfast, remarks by Pace University President David A. Caputo, and local area high school students and Pace University students will read their winning essays for Pace University’s 4th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest.

The featured performance of the event will be “The Meeting,” a play based on a fictional meeting between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. In this moving work, playwright Jeff Stetson imagines for us what a clandestine meeting might have been like between two of the most influential men of our time. This fictional meeting takes place in a shabby Harlem hotel room in February, 1965. Within a week, Malcolm will be assassinated and in three short years, Dr. King will also become martyred to the crusade for freedom. This play, performed by three men who also call their group The Meeting, sold out hundreds of performances in previous venues.

Founded in 1906, Pace University educates achievers who are engaged with critical issues both locally and globally. Known for its outcome-oriented environment that prepares students to succeed in a wide-range of professions, Pace has three campuses, including New York City (downtown and midtown Manhattan), Westchester (Pleasantville, Briarcliff, and the White Plains Graduate Center), and the Pace School of Law in White Plains. The Pace Hudson Valley Center is located in Orange County New York. A private metropolitan university, Pace enrolls more than 14,000 students in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Ivan G. Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, and School of Education. Visit Pace University at www.pace.edu.

Pace University to Honor Winners of 3rd Annual Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest

Readings from winning high school and middle-school student essays honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. will be featured, along with a film on the civil rights leader’s life, at a morning-long commemoration at Pace University’s Pleasantville Campus this Friday.

Contact:
Shanelle Henry Robinson, Director, Office of Diversity Programs, (914) 773-3775, shenry@pace.edu

NOTE: Texts of the winning essays will be available on request.

Pace University to honor winners of
3rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest
in three-hour commemorative program Friday, January 28

Pleasantville, NY, January 24, 2005 — Readings from winning high school and middle-school student essays honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. will be featured, along with a film on the civil rights leader’s life, at a morning-long commemoration at Pace University’s Pleasantville Campus this Friday.

The 5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program (snow date: Monday, January 31st) begins with registration and check in at 8:30 and runs until at 12 Noon at the Gottesman Dining Room located in the University’s Kessel Campus Center.

The Westchester and campus communities are invited to participate.

The program will feature remarks by Pace University President David A. Caputo as well as the readings by the winners of Pace’s 3rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. essay contest. Winners from local high schools will be joined by winners from the Pace student body.

The winners of the essay contest will be presented with Barnes and Noble gift cards and two tickets each to the upcoming Feb. 9 appearance of Dr. Maya Angelou in the Goldstein Fitness Center, Pleasantville Campus.

High school winners this year are both from Poughkeepsie High School: 1st place – Bernadette Orende and 2nd Place- Eric Baxter & Aysha Kahn.

Middle School winners were both from the A.B. Davis Middle School in Mt Vernon 1st place – Melissa Hyatt, 2nd Place – Michael Carter.

Also on the program is “King’s Dream,” an inspiring performance tribute to the life and teachings of the eminent civil rights leader. Songs, live narrative and powerful film footage reveal the historical roots and social implications that led to an era of social unrest and social progress in America during the turbulent sixties.

This year’s MLK Commemoration program will once again feature a hearty, traditional southern-style breakfast.

The commemoration and the essay contest are run by The Pace University Westchester Office of Diversity Programs (ODP) which aims to promote a productive educational and work environment that fosters and values equality, respect, human understanding, fairness and diversity.

A private university in the New York Metropolitan area, Pace has a growing national reputation for offering students opportunity, teaching and learning based on research, civic involvement and measurable outcomes. Pace has seven campuses, including downtown and midtown New York City, Pleasantville, Briarcliff, White Plains (a graduate center and law school), and a Hudson Valley Center at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, N.Y. Approximately 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. www.pace.edu

Space is limited. RSVPs required. Please call (914) 773-3351 to reserve a seat at the commemoration.