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University to honor MLK legacy during Social Justice Week

(Jan. 14, 2014) – Carson-Newman University will honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during its upcoming Social Justice Week.

On Monday, Jan. 20, students will join the communities of Dandridge and Sevierville in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day marches. Carson-Newman student and Bonner scholar Taylor Fitzpatrick will be a featured student speaker at the Dandridge celebration, while Sevierville native and C-N senior, Isaac McMahan will speak in Sevierville.

Other C-N Social Justice Week events include:

• Chapel service with Chris Walker, former defensive end for UT football and current FCA chaplain for UT-Chattanooga, held Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 9:30 a.m., in the sanctuary of Jefferson City’s First Baptist Church.

• Global Coffee House held Friday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. at the Creek Café. Featuring an open-mic format, the event will sponsor Tiny Hands, a Christian nonprofit organization dedicated to helping orphaned and abandoned children, and fighting sex trafficking in South Asia.

• MLK Day of Service will allow Carson-Newman students to volunteer at Appalachian Outreach Ministries and Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center in Washburn on Saturday, Jan. 25.

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