Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of PBS’ “Washington Week” and senior correspondent for “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” will be the keynote speaker for Syracuse University’s 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, “Continuing the Journey: Where Do We Go From Here,” on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, in the Carrier Dome.
The annual celebration is among the largest university-sponsored events in the United States to commemorate King. Last year, more than 2,000 people attended SU’s event.
“The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee is thrilled that Gwen Ifill with be the keynote speaker as we mark the 25th anniversary of this important tradition on our campus,” says Kelly Homan Rodoski, communications manager in the Office of News Services and chair of the celebration committee. “Through her vast experience as a journalist and educator, Ms. Ifill will offer us a unique prism through which to explore how far we have come in fulfilling Dr. King’s dream and how far we still need to go.”
The evening program, which will include the presentation of the 2010 Unsung Hero Awards and entertainment, begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Tickets for the dinner, which precedes the program at 5 p.m., are $25 for the general public and $15 for students without meal plans. Students with meal plans will be charged for one dinner. Tickets, which generally sell out soon after they go on sale, will be available on Tuesday, Dec. 1. For ticket information, call Hendricks Chapel at (315) 443-5044.
Official Website: http://www.king-raleigh.org/natlevent/detail.cfm?EVENT_ID=3846
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