Vigil and program to celebrate MLK Jan. 19

MLK Statue

HOUSTON – (Jan. 14, 2020) – In celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., Rice University's Black Male Leadership Initiative will host a vigil and program, “Keeping the Dream Alive,” at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Rice Memorial Chapel.

MLK Statue
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Rice President David Leebron will offer opening remarks, and George R. Brown School of Engineering Dean Reginald DesRoches, who will become provost in July, will provide the keynote address. The event is open to the public.

Who: Rice President David Leebron and George R. Brown School of Engineering Dean Reginald DesRoches.

What: Martin Luther King Jr. vigil and program, “Keeping the Dream Alive.”

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 19.

Where: Rice Memorial Chapel, Rice University.

A reception at the Rice Multicultural Center in the Ley Student Center will follow the program.

Self-paid parking is available in the university’s Central Parking Garage. Maps of the Rice campus are available here.


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