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Dancers from Long Beach Renaissance High School of the Arts performed at the event.

Martin Luther King Celebration

On January 17, the CSULB Black Faculty and Staff Association sponsored the ninth annual celebration to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote speaker Reginald Harrison, deputy city manager of the City of Long Beach, gave a presentation, “Embracing the Dream of Unity and Empowerment¸” to an overflow crowd in the Beach Auditorium of the University Student Union.

Reginald Harrison

Reginald Harrison

Others on the program included Multicultural Center Director James Manseau Sauceda, the Long Beach State Slam Team and the Renaissance Dancers of Long Beach Renaissance High School of the Arts. In addition, the CSULB Gospel Choir and Betty Harris, College of Business Administration, sang “Lift Every Voice.” Staff members from the University Library also were on hand with books and a Martin Luther King, Jr. resource display.

The celebration was co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Division of Student Services, Office of Equity and Diversity, Department of Black Studies, USU Program Council and the Multicultural Center.

For information about plans for the 10th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, contact Valerie Bordeaux in the Office of University Outreach and School Relations at (562) 985-5358