The annual Clayton State University MLK Showcase, “His Dream, Your Vision,” will be held tonight Jan.18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in Spivey Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Of special note, this year’s celebration will feature an essay contest for all high school students at Forest Park High School, Jonesboro High School, Morrow High School, and Mt. Zion High School. Participants have written an essay reflecting on the theme and focus on how King’s dream has influenced them personally, civically, and educationally. Students with the top three essay submissions will be acknowledged at the MLK Showcase and the finalists will read their award-winning pieces.
Clayton State students will also showcase their interpretations of King’s dream, vision, and life through song, dance, or poetry.
Clayton State’s week-long MLK Celebration will conclude on Thursday, Jan. 19, with the AmeriCorps’ service cinema viewing of “The Human Experience,” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the ballroom of the Student Activities Center.
In a world fraught with hostility and violence, an altruistic group of young men endeavor to understand the true essence of the human spirit by visiting forgotten souls such as homeless New Yorkers, Peruvian orphans and isolated Ghanian lepers. By spotlighting stories from around the world, this documentary shows viewers that every single person, no matter his or her lot in life, is beautiful.