Dr. Martin Luther King Day events

By WEEK Reporter

Dr. Martin Luther King Day events

January 20, 2013 Updated Jan 21, 2013 at 11:01 AM CDT

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon featuring keynote speaker former Secretary of State Condolezza Rice is sold out, but tickets are still available for $20 at the door. Just pay at the door of Exhibit Hall C. Rice will start speaking around 12:45 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Guests attending the speaking portion only are encouraged to arrive at noon.

A Freedom March honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Romeo B. Garrett Cultural Center at Bradley University's Campus. The March will continue to Mount Zion Baptist Church at 305 South Madison Park Terrace.

Knox College will present its annual Martin Luther King Day Convocation at 11 a.m., Monday, January 21, in Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, on the Knox campus in Galesburg. The convocation is free and open to the public.

Each year students gather at the Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher St., Bloomington) on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21, from 1-4 p.m., and discuss a social justice theme. This year the theme is "Prison Reform and Human Rights." The teach-in, which is open to the public, consists of three separate hour-long panels.

The 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Gospel Festival will be held on Monday, January. 21 at Illinois Wesleyan University. The event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 Park St., Bloomington).