Skip to main content

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Remembrance event Jan. 16 at Pablo Center at the Confluence

| Gary Johnson

The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be celebrated at a remembrance event on Monday, Jan. 16, at Pablo Center at the Confluence.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance is a free event open to the public that will begin virtually and in person at 6 p.m. in Pablo Center’s Jamf Theatre. Doors open and community tables will be available starting at 5 p.m. Registration is required for the virtual program.

Event organizer Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire professor of history and interim executive director for equity, diversity and inclusion engagement, will be available to speak to the media at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Pablo Center. UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt will be available at 5:45 p.m. to talk with media.

The event will include readings, music and multimedia presentations. Presenters will include Schmidt; Dr. Frank Watkins, associate professor of choral music education and director of choral studies at UW-Eau Claire; B.J. Hollars, UW-Eau Claire professor of English and director of the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild; the band Irie Sol; City Council President Terry Weld; and Eau Claire Area School District students.   

Sponsors include Pablo Center at the Confluence; the city of Eau Claire; St. James the Greater Catholic Church; the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and the Chancellor’s Office; Visit Eau Claire; Eau Claire Area School District; Eau Claire Police Department; Chippewa Valley Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union; and the Chippewa Valley Museum. 

Donations for the program can be made to Pablo Center or the UW-Eau Claire Foundation’s King Fund.