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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 21
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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2019 MLK DAY Celebration

Theme: Love. Compassion. Action: Tackling Poverty, Hunger, and Homelessness in the River Valley

UAFS CAMPUS

January 17-27, 2019
Time: All Day
Place: UAFS Boreham Library
Display of Books and Selected Writings on MLK

Monday, January 21, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Place: UAFS
MLK Day Breakfast (Reynolds Room)
Panel Discussion: Love. Compassion. Action. Tackling Poverty, Hunger, and Homelessness in the River Valley-The Panelists are local community leaders/activists who work tirelessly to help alleviate poverty, hunger, and homelessness in the River Valley. They will each share their experience in their respective domain and emphasize what has been done and what still needs to be done to make our community a better place.

Panelists: 1. Charolette Tidwell, Founder Antioch for Youth and Family 2. Chris Joannides, Executive Director Hope Campus 3. Eddie Herndon, United Way of Fort Smith Area 4. Julie W. Moncrief Director of Marketing & Development 5. Ila Debose, Assistant Professor and Director of Field Education- UAFS Social Work Program

Moderator: Representative George McGill, Fort Smith Mayor-Elect

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Place: Campus Center Fireplace
The MLK Community Association in Action: A Public Presentation by Mr. Bruce Wade, President of the MLK Community Association.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: Noon-12:50 p.m.
Place: Campus Center Fireplace
"Love and Action during Reconstruction": A Public Lecture by Dr. Mike Crane, UAFs Associate Professor of History

Thursday, January 24, 2018
Time: 1100 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Place: Campus Center Fireplace
The Food bank in Action: A Public Presentation by Julie W. Moncrief, Director of Marketing & Development River Valley Regional Food Bank


Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: Noon-12:50 p.m.
Place: Campus Center Fireplace
Keeping Hope Alive: A Public Presentation by Chris Joannides, Executive Director of Hope Campus

 

MLK DAY Celebration in the Community
 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time:  7:00 p.m.
Place: First Missionary Baptist Church, 3110 Kelly HWY, Fort Smith, AR 72904
Ministerial Alliance Service

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

Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: UAFS Reynolds Room

Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet
Tickets:  $35 per person; $400 per table (for those organizations that want to sit together)
Contact:  Bruce Wade – (479) 739-7904 for more information
 

Sunday, January 20, 2019

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 21, 2019

Time: 11:30 a.m.
Place: Downtown Fort Smith

Celebrate the Dream Parade

Contact: Talicia Richardson - (214)-912-0353 for more information

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Love, Compassion, Action: Tackling poverty, hunger, and homelessness in the River Valley.