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Cal State L.A. hosts Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration

January 15, 2014

What & Who:           
In commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, California State University, Los Angeles will present “The Legacy of Service, Learning, and Civil Rights at Cal State L.A.,” a celebration reflecting on Cal State L.A.’s history of commitment to service and civil rights.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014,  3:15-4:15 p.m.

Cal State L.A.’s King Hall courtyard. The University is located at the Eastern Ave. exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways. Public (permit dispenser) parking is available in Lot 5 or upper level of Parking Structure C.  For campus map and directions:

Cal State L.A. President William Covino will present opening remarks, followed by brief presentations from Melina Abdullah, professor of Pan African Studies; Victoria Mosqueda, acting director of Educational Participation in Communities; and Connie Wong, professor of kinesiology and nutritional sciences.

There will also be announcement of an essay contest that focuses on the influence of Dr. King on campus and in the community. Deadline for all applications and essays is Monday, March 17.  Winners will be announced at the beginning of Spring Quarter.

Free to the public. For more information, call Taffany Lim of Cal State L.A.’s Center for Engagement, Service and the Public Good at (323) 343-5427.

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About Cal State L.A.: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 230,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds—reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to the Honors College for high-achieving students. Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a forensic science program, housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center.