The event will feature a keynote lecture delivered by Bryan K. Hotchkins, who serves as a postdoctoral research associate in the University of Utah’s Political Science Department. Hotchkins is a frequent guest lecturer on the topic of race relations within higher education. He has also been published in several higher education and public administration journals.
Following the lecture, DSU President Richard B. Williams will dedicate a new light post at the Gardner Center that will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Reporter Nick Anderson reported in the Dixie Sun News:
Christina Duncan, the BSU adviser and sociology instructor, said the idea for having a light post on campus dedicated to King Jr. was inspired by a quote from his book, ‘Strength to Love,’ which reads: ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.’
The quote will be mounted on the light post along with a picture of King Jr. Many people donated money, books and time to the Black Student Union to make the dedication possible.
In addition to the event, the DSU Black Student Union is sponsoring a special screening of the recently released feature film “Selma” Tuesday evening at the Pine View Megaplex Theater at 7:40 p.m. Tickets are available at the office of the DSU Dean of Students for $6, or $3 for DSU students and faculty and staff with current ID.
Ed. note: Attribution to quote from Dixie Sun News amended to include Reporter Nick Anderson, and to reformat the portion quoted.
Event details and resources
- What: Lecture and dedication in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
- When: Tuesday, Jan. 20, noon
- Where: Gardner Student Center Lounge, DSU campus,225 South 700 East, St. George
- For more information, contact Christina Duncan by telephone at 435-652-7927 or email
- What: Screening of feature film “Selma”
- When: Tuesday, Jan. 20, 7:40 p.m.
- Where: Pine View Megaplex Theater, 2376 E. Red Cliffs Drive, St. George
- How: Buy tickets at the office of the DSU Dean of Students, DSU campus, 225 S. 700 East, St. George | $6 general admission, $3 for DSU students, faculty and staff with current ID
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