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Living the Legacy: Purpose through Service
Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 7:00pm

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Living the Legacy:

Purpose through Service


Guest Speaker: Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans her entire professional life. Under her leadership, the Children's Defense Fund has become the nation's strongest voice for children and families.

Mrs. Edelman, began her career in the mid-60s when, as the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar, she directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund office in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1968, she moved to Washington, D.C., as counsel for the Poor People's Campaign that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. began organizing before his death. She has received over one hundred honorary degrees and many awards including the 2000 Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Main event performances by the Highland Chair.

When: Thursday, January 17th, 2008
Where: Portland State University Lincoln Performance Hall, room 175 (1620 SW Park Ave)
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $10 general public, Free with valid student ID

Tickets can be purchased at the PSU Ticket Office, 1825 SW Broadway, room 102, 503-725-3307, or at Ticketmaster outlets. Seating is Limited. For more information, call 503-725-5342.

Sponsored by Oregon Public Broadcasting, Office of Academic Affairs, PSU Alumni Association, PSU Food Industry Leadership Center, Office of International Affairs, Educational Activities Speakers Board, Associated Students of PSU, Multicultural Center, and University Communications.

Other free MLK Day events:
Interactive student session
When: Thursday, January 17th, 2008
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, room 238
Time: noon

Jonathan Demme's documentary, New Home Movies from the Lower 9th Ward
When: January 18th - 19th, 2008
Where: 5th Avenue Cinema (510 SW Hall St)
Time: 7:00 pm

A DAY-ON of community service
When: Monday, January 21st, 2008
Where: Participants will meet on campus at the Hoffman Hall lobby (1833 SW 11th Avenue)
Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

To register for DAY-ON, visit http://www.pdx.edu/cae/student-leaders-service-event-registration