- High school students honored for MLK art
- MLK Celebration to add New Orleans flavor
- Free legal consultations available
- Art exhibits featured during MLK Celebration
- Campus to participate in day of service
- Book discussion looks at civil rights struggle
- Social justice activist headlines MLK Celebration
- Professor, student follow in Dr. King's footsteps
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Observance
In the 1800s, Tremé was a prosperous, ethnically diverse neighborhood in New Orleans. It borders the French Quarter, Iberville and other historically rich neighborhoods in the oldest part of the city. A prominent New Orleans activist is Leah Chase, proprietor of Dooky Chase restaurant in Tremé. She cooked for civil rights workers when they weren’t allowed in other restaurants, and in the 1960s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others would join local and national leaders for strategy sessions and dialogue over meals in the upstairs meeting room at Dooky’s. Valpo's 2008 MLK luncheon will focus on a Creole-style meal from the menu of Dooky Chase’s restaurant with lots of opportunity to visit with the people sitting next to you. Please join us.
Valpo faculty/staff - $11
Valpo students - $6
Adults - $12
Children/non-Valpo students and senior citizens - $6
Tickets must be purchased ahead of time by calling the Union Information Desk (219) 464-5415, on the Union Web site or by completing an order form. Tickets may be purchased by check, credit card, cash, budget transfer or student meal cards. A limited number of luncheon tickets are available.