Rice to honor MLK Day with events

In celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., Rice will host a vigil and program Jan. 20 and participate in a parade Jan. 21.

MLK DayRice’s Black Male Leadership Initiative will host a vigil and program, “Achieving Success by Working Together,” at 6 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Rice Memorial Chapel.

Rice President David Leebron will offer opening remarks, and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner will provide the keynote address. The event is open to the public. A reception will follow the program at Farnsworth Pavilion in the Ley Student Center.

Rice students, staff and alumni are invited to walk in the 41st Annual Original MLK Jr. Parade at 10 a.m. Jan. 21. The parade will begin at the intersection of Lamar and Smith streets near Houston City Hall. Register online to walk with the Rice group.

Rice will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of the national holiday.

About Arie Passwaters

Arie Wilson Passwaters is editor of Rice New.