FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  January 17, 2006
CONTACT: Brittney Wood, Program Coordinator for Student Activities, (361) 825-3430; Melissa Goonan, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2337    

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WHO: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President Dr. Flavius Killebrew; Dr. Bilaye Benibo, advisor of the African-American Cultural Society; A&M-Corpus Christi students, faculty and staff
WHAT: Seventh annual Unity March in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m.
WHERE:   East lawn of the University Center
Seventh Annual “Remembering the Dream March” to Honor the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The seventh annual “Remembering the Dream March” commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18 on the east lawn of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi University Center. The march, hosted by the A&M-Corpus Christi African-American Cultural Society (AACS) and the Islander Cultural Alliance, is also in memory of civil rights activist Rosa Parks. Actor and motivational speaker Brandon Pratt will deliver the keynote address at a reception immediately following the march in the University Center, Lonestar Ballroom.

The AACS is a 30-member student organization whose goal is to raise awareness of the positive aspects of the African-American culture.

The march is free and open to the public. For more information, call (361) 825-2335.