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Johns Hopkins Medicine's 23rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

Johns Hopkins Medicine
Office of Corporate Communications
Media Contact: John Lazarou
410-502-8902; jlazaro1@jhmi.edu
December 29, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:  
Johns Hopkins Medicine's 23rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

WHEN:  
Friday, January 7, 2005
Noon to 1:30 p.m.

EVENT:   
The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., one of America’s foremost civil rights figures and founder and president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, will be the featured speaker at this year’s annual commemoration event, which honors the Nobel laureate and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. 

In keeping with the long-standing tradition, Hopkins’ employee volunteerism will be recognized during the event with the presentation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Awards for Community Service to nine employees, four from the Hospital and five from the University. 

Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., associate dean for postdoctoral programs at the School of Medicine and professor of cardiac surgery, again presides as master of ceremonies.  Unified Voices, a chorus of Hopkins employees and community members, will provide musical entertainment. 

The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., and recipients of the Johns Hopkins Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Community Service 2004 will be available for a question and answer session with the media in the West Room of the Turner Building following the commemoration.

WHERE:  
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Turner Auditorium
720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland

CONTACT: 
John M. Lazarou
office--410-502-8902
pager--410-283-9695
mobile--410-707-3116
jlazaro1@jhmi.edu


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