Posted Online: Jan. 16, 2013, 1:46 pm

St. Ambrose plans civil rights week activities

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Press release submitted by St. Ambrose



DAVENPORT, Iowa—A silent march, presentations and cultural events are all part of St. Ambrose University's Civil Rights Week, Jan. 21-26.

Monday, Jan. 21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
11:30 a.m. - Noon
SAU Public Radio KALA-FM airing of "In Black America"

Noon - 3 p.m.
SAU Public Radio KALA-FM airing of "From Atlanta to the Mountain Top"
KALA can be heard at 88.5 FM in the Quad Cities.

Tuesday, Jan. 22 - 'March to Remember'
3:05-4:30 p.m.
Starting location: SAU Library
Join the St. Ambrose community in a silent march to commemorate the Davenport Civil Rights Movement, as well as reflect on its impact and significance today. Marchers will gather at the library and proceed to the former location of Toney's Barbershop (1030 Ripley). Following the march all participants are invited for hot chocolate and conversation in the Cosgrove Dining Hall.
Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Jan. 23 - 'Learn the History'
10:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cosgrove Dining Hall, located on Locust Street next to Ambrose Hall
During the lunch period, students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to learn about key Civil Rights moments and locations in Davenport, including Davenport Civil Rights markers, developed from the research of SAU adjunct Arthur Pitz.
Normal meal rates apply

Friday, Jan. 25 - Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.: 'Race Matters? Racism Matters!'
4-4:45 p.m., Artist Lecture
Galvin 141, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard
5-7 p.m., Opening Reception and Poster Sale
The Catich Gallery is located in the Galvin Fine Arts Center on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard.
Letterpress printer, papermaker, book artist and teacher, Kennedy describes his art as responding to the idea of "racism" through posters, postcards, prints, books and other printed matter.
The show runs from Jan. 15 - Feb. 22
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, Jan. 26 - 'Celebrate!'
6 p.m.
Civil Rights Celebration Dinner
Cosgrove Faculty/Staff Dining Room, located on Locust Street next to Ambrose Hall
The St. Ambrose Multicultural Affairs in Community Action student organization will host a celebratory dinner.
$16 (Price includes a ticket to the 7:30 p.m. Lula Washington performance.) Call 563/333-6264 or pay online. Online payment and reservations will be accepted until Friday, Jan 25 at 4 p.m. If space allows, tickets may be purchased at the dinner on a cash-only basis.

7:30 p.m.
Lula Washington Dance Theatre
Galvin Fine Arts Center, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard
Featuring a vibrant troupe known for powerful, high-energy dancing, and the unique choreography of founder Lula Washington, and acclaimed contemporary innovators Rennie Harris and Donald McKayle. Presented in cooperation with Quad City Arts.
$12, adults; $9, SAU alumni and senior citizens; $8, students; $7, groups. Call 563/333-6251 or purchase online.

For more information, go to www.sau.edu, or call 563/333-6264.