Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Civil Rights Activist to speak at SXU Jan. 22

Chicago pastor recalls marching with Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chicago (Jan. 16, 2008) Civil rights activist the Rev. Daniel Mallette will headline Saint Xavier University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Saint Xavier’s Chicago campus, located at 3700 W. 103rd St.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Butler Reception Room, located in the Warde Academic Center.

Mallette will speak about his experiences and memories of marching with King during 1966 in Chicago and share his thoughts about King’s legacy. He is pastor of St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, located at 99th St. and Vincennes Ave.

The celebration will feature the AFC-Upper Room Ministries Gospel Choir and Praise Dancers, spoken word, excerpts from King’s speeches, student perspectives and prayer.

The event is sponsored by Saint Xavier Student Affairs, Saint Xavier Mission and Heritage and various student organizations.

For more information, please contact Saint Xavier Campus Life at (773) 298-3325 or

Contact: Rick Ducat
773-298-3325 or

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