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Join UAFS and the Martin Luther King junior community association to honor Martin Luther King Junior

7:30 a.m. Monday, January 15
Smith - Pendergraft Campus Center, Reynolds Room

The University of Arkansas Fort Smith has been the host location for the community breakfast for the past several years.  UAFS added an educational forum with the community breakfast of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King with university faculty.  In the past few years, the university has had a community forum with the breakfast.  This community forum has featured community leaders and youth leaders in a panel discussion format.  UAFS values its leadership role in bringing insightful dialogue to its classrooms, public forums and from its distinguished alumni.  Our social media hashtag for the community forum is #uafsmlk.  The administration, faculty, staff and students of UAFS look forward to your visit to campus anytime. 

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2018 MLK DAY Celebration

Theme: Love and Unity in the Service of Hope


Monday, January 15, 2018
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Place: UAFS

MLK Day Breakfast (Reynolds Room)
Panel Discussion: Love and Unity in the Service of Hope (Reynolds Room)-  The Panelists are alumni of Lincoln High School. They will each share their experience in attending an all-black high school in Fort Smith, how they integrated North Side High School after the closing of Lincoln High School, what it took for them to forgive the discrimination that they faced, and draw from one of Dr. Martin Luther King's ideals to discuss their hopeful aspirations for Arkansas and for the United States of America.

Symbolic March around the campus
Place: UAFS Campus Center Rotunda (Starting Point)
Time: 10:10 a.m.

For more info, contact Dr. Leroy Cox at 479-788-7768; leroy.cox@uafs.edu

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Place: Campus Center Fireplace

Quiz Bowl on the Civil Rights Movement- Dr. Steve Kite and the History Club

For more info, contact, Dr. Williams Yamkam at 479-788-7981; williams.yamkam@uafs.edu

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Place: Campus Center Fireplace

Public Lecture - Dr. Mike Crane

“Breaking the law: African American Civil Rights in U.S. History”

For more info, contact, Dr. Williams Yamkam at 479-788-7981; williams.yamkam@uafs.edu

Friday, January 19, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Place: Gardner Lecture Hall

Movie on the Civil Rights Movement - Mr. Billy Higgins

The Ernest Green Story- A Movie about the Little Rock 9

For more info, contact, Dr. Williams Yamkam at 479-788-7981; williams.yamkam@uafs.edu


MLK DAY Celebration in the Community

Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: UAFS Reynolds Room

Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet
Tickets:  $30 per person; $350 per table (for those organizations that want to sit together)
Contact:  Bruce Wade – (479) 739-7904 for more information

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: St. James Missionary Baptist Church 4916 High Street, Fort Smith, AR 72904

Annual Ecumenical Service

Contact: Bruce Wade - (479)-739-7904 for more information

Monday, January 15, 2018
Time:  11:30 a.m.
Place: From Garrison Avenue and 7th Street to the Immaculate Conception Church.

Celebrate the Dream Parade
Contact: Celebrate the Dream team at 415-669-6809; CelebrateTheDreamFS@gmail.com

Monday, January 15, 2018
Time:  5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Place: Courtyard by Marriott, Downtown Fort Smith

Happy Hour: Meet the Pioneers
Contact: Leslie Higgins at 479-709-3766; lhiggins@usmmuseum.org


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