AUSTIN, Texas—The fourth annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration at The University of Texas at Austin will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday (Jan. 15), on the East Mall near a bronze statue honoring the slain civil rights leader.
The event honoring King’s birthday is co-sponsored by the Multicultural Information Center and the Center for African and African-American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. The Rev. Sterling Lands II, pastor of the Greater Calvary Baptist Church of Austin, will be the program speaker. A special feature will be a performance by the Texas Academy of Excellence Children’s Choir of Austin.
Lands will talk to the university community and visitors about the importance of volunteerism and involvement in our society. He is a founder and president of Greater Calvary Rites of Passage Development Inc. and is a registered professional control systems engineer. He is a commissioner on the Austin Planning Commission and is author of Character Centered Process Conflict Resolution Manual and Holiness.
In the event of inclement weather, the celebration will be held in Batts Hall Auditorium (Batts 7) in the South Mall area near Inner Campus Drive.
For more information, contact Nakeenya Haynes at the Multicultural Information Center, (512) 232-2961, or (512) 232-2958.