Monday, January 18, 2010

Community Voices Commemorate Martin Luther King's Legacy on KXCI- Monday, January 18, 2010 7am-6pm

KXCI is pleased to devote a day of programming to help commemorate the life and legacy of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.. We've got a day full of music, excerpts from Dr. King's speeches and people from Tucson who strive to continue King's work. The following people stopped by the KXCI Studios this week to let us know about their work in the community. You can listen to a podcast of all of our guests here. 7:30 am Tanisha Price-Johnson spoke on behalf of AKA Sorority, Inc. and the African American Alumni Association at the University of Arizona. 8:30 am Clarence Boykins is the publisher for the Vanguard- a new African American newspaper in Southern Arizona. 9:30 am Annie Sykes described the history, mission and projects of the Black Women's Task Force. 10:30 am Ann Yellot and the Nonviolence Legacy Project provide Kingian Nonviolence trainings in Tucson. You can also find them on Facebook. Contact Ann 520-991-6781 or 11:30 am Kevin Hassan Clement is a member of the Nonviolence Legacy Project and read an original poem about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. 1:30 pm Maria Moore & Eftikhar Akam spoke about the African American Student Affairs Center at the University of Arizona. Check out their upcoming events. 2:30 Lori LeChien is an Americorps Volunteer at the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona. Tucsonans can find plenty of opportunities to pitch in at the Volunteer Center. She is also a Kingian Nonviolence Trainer and a proponent of the 21st Century for Nonviolence. 3:30 pm Sat Bir Kaur Khalsa coordinates Community Conversations. Participants of many faiths share a vegetarian meal and stories. The next one takes place Thursday, January 28 at 6:30PM at the Catalina United Methodist Church, 2700 E Speedway. A recent 30 Minutes featured two speakers. 4:30 pm Dancer and educator Barbea Williams highlights some of the classes and volunteers at the Dunbar Cultural Center. An extended interview with Barbea Williams appeared on 30 Minutes and is available here. 5:30 pm President of the Southern Arizona Black Chamber of Commerce Clarence Boykins is the coordinator for the Tucson's 25th Annual MLK March. He describes the rich history of the march in Tucson. Last year, Clarence Boykins poignantly described the significance of the inauguration of the first African American president here. 6:30 pm The Pueblo Gardens Neighborhood Association celebrated its 20th Annual Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast this past Saturday at the Holmes Tuttle Boys and Girls Club. This annual event raises scholarships for area youth. Pueblo Gardens Elementary school students performed a Martin Luther King Rap. 7:30 pm Pueblo Gardens Middle School Music Teacher Jason Andolino led his students in a song called “Dr. King” which was written by Mason Jennings. These youth just began playing guitar in December and this was the first performance for most of the youth.

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