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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 20
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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Love, Compassion, Action: Tackling poverty, hunger, and homelessness in the River Valley.

2020 MLK DAY Celebration

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

UAFS CAMPUS

January 17-24, 2020
Time: All Day
Place: UAFS Boreham Library
Display of Books and Selected Writings on MLK

Monday, January 21, 2020
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Place: Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center Reynolds Room Panel Discussion: Courage and Purpose: When Defining Moments Call for Courageous and Purposeful Actions 


The panel discussion will focus on the courageous actions  taken by key local organizations to fulfill a worthy purpose in our community.


Panelists: Marcus Johnson, president of Believe in Fort Smith; Emily Treadaway, county coordinator for The Call in Crawford and Sebastian Counties; Mireya Reith, executive director of Arkansas United Community Coalition; Charolette Tidwell, founder of Antioch for Youth and Family; Rev. Sonna B. Key, founder of Police and Community Engagement (P.A.C.E.)


Moderator: Dr. Daniel Maher, associate professor of sociology and anthropology at UAFS

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Time: Noon
Place: Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center Fireplace
Guest Speaker: Professor Billy Higgins
Topic: The courageous and purposeful moments in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s public life

Thursday, January 23, 2018
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Place: Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center Fireplace
Guest Speaker: Representative from The Call Arkansas
Topic: The courage and purpose behind a major foster care effort in Arkansas


Friday, January 24, 2020
Time: Noon
Place: Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center Fireplace
Guest Speaker: Charolette Tidwell
Topic: The courage and purpose behind Antioch for Youth and Family

 

MLK DAY Celebration in the Community
 

MLK Banquet
Saturday, January 18
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Place: UAFS Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center Reynolds Room Tickets: $35 per person; $400 per table (for organizations that want to sit together)
Guest Speaker: Rodney Shepard
Emcee: Yuna Lee
Contact: St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 479-782-5756 Annual Ecumenical Service


Sunday, January 19
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 4916 High St., Fort Smith, AR 72904
Guest Speaker: Pastor Tim Beasley
Emcee: Kevin Thompson
Contact: St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 479-782-5756 MLK Day Parade


Monday, January 20
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Place: Downtown Fort Smith
Grand Marshal: Rev. Dr. U.C. Washington
Contact: St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 479-782-5756