Public invited to share 'Shattered Dreams' performance

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Buena Vista University will host "Shattered Dreams" Sunday, January 16 at 7 p.m. in Schaller Memorial Chapel on the BVU campus in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

"Shattered Dreams," a monologue done by Leon Williams, director of intercultural programs at BVU, will bring life to the legacy and empowerment of one of the most prominent speakers in our nation's history. The one-hour production theoretically portrays what Dr. Martin Luther King would have to say to us today.

The audience will be challenged to contemplate the question, "What moral, social, and political responsibility do I have within a self-governing body?"

Students enrolled in the January interim class, "Dream the Dream: Servant Leadership and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.," will also be involved in the MLK Day activities. The course emphasizes student empowerment and servant leadership at the local, national and global levels in keeping with the holiday's significance. By paying special attention to the activism and social change brought about by Dr. King, students will reach out to others by implementing community events around the theme of "dreaming" for a better world.

The performance is open to the public and free of charge as part of BVU's Academic and Cultural Events Series (ACES) program.

For more information, contact Lisa Wagner, ACES coordinator, at 749-2452.