Maureen Bunyan to Moderate Panel at King Celebration

Posted: January 12, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Colleen Kearney Rich

Hazel McFerson and Martin Luther King Jr.
Hazel McFerson, professor in Public and International Affairs, posed with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s.
Photo courtesy of Hazel McFerson

Maureen Bunyan, news anchor for ABC 7, will moderate a panel of speakers at this year’s program on Feb. 1 commemorating the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To be held in the Dewberry Hall at 1:30 pm., the program has the theme “Remember…the Journey, Celebrate…the Spirit of King, Act…on His Legacy.”

Featured panelists include Hazel McFerson of the Department of Public and International Affairs, Richard Rubenstein of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Solomon Wondimu of the Department of Art and Visual Technology and Shaoxian Yu of the Office of Diversity Programs and Services (ODPS). Panelists will share their experiences of meeting and working with King.

The day’s events begin at 10:30 a.m. with a read-in and discussion facilitated by faculty members Rutledge Dennis, director of African American Studies, and Marilyn Mobley, associate provost for educational programs. This year’s book selection is King’s “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?”

The entire campus community is invited to take part in this forum, which will occur in the Robeson Room, Johnson Center, Room 240A.

At 1 p.m., the Anointed Voices of Unity Gospel Choir will lead participants on a Symbolic Unity March. The march starts at the George Mason statue and ends at Dewberry Hall in the Johnson Center.

At 1:15 p.m., there will be a choral prelude by the choir before the main program begins. International operatic artist Patricia Miller of the Department of Music will also be performing musical selections during the program.

The event is sponsored by ODPS, University Life and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Planning Committee. For more information, call ODPS at 703-993-2700.

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