A series of events have been planned for the 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration in Lawrence:
Thursday: Educational program, "If Not Now, When?" hosted by the Rev. Leo Barbee Jr., featuring artworks and writing by Lawrence public school students, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Stidham Student Union, Haskell Indian Nations University.
Saturday: Annual banquet featuring Richard Littlebear, president of Dull Knife Memorial College, Lame Deer, Mont., 6:30 p.m., Kansas Union Ballroom, Kansas University. Event is sponsored by Ecumenical Fellowship Inc. Tickets available at Christian Book & Gift, 2108 W. 27th St., or call 841-3437 or 843-8913.
Jan. 20: Gospel musical with local youth and adult choirs, 6:30 p.m., Lawrence Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave. Featuring Jackilyn McGovney of Plattsburg, Mo. Guest director, Anthony Jones of Topeka.
Jan. 21: Commemorative service, 11:15 a.m., Lied Center. Keynote speaker, KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway.
Jan. 23: Recently appointed U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson, a KU law graduate, will discuss public and civil rights, noon, Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.
Jan. 24: "Eyes on the Prize," a video documentary on King, 7 p.m., Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union.
Jan. 25: Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka of the KU department of theater and film will present her one-woman performance, "Phyllis Wheatley, Freedoms Poet, 1754-1785," 3 p.m., Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.
Jan. 25: Procession for solidarity and remembrance, from Wescoe Beach to the Kansas Union, 3 p.m. Discussion with Robert Page of KU Multicultural Affairs, 5 p.m., Kansas Union.