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Volume 9, Number 1Space holderJanuary 7, 2005
Poster for MLK event

UW Health Sciences Building hosts tribute to King

The UW Health Sciences Center will present its annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at noon, Thursday, Jan. 13, in the lobby of the Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center in Seattle.

The observance, one of the longest-established in Seattle, will feature the theme, Live the Dream: Freedom and Respect for All. The 2005 Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Bill Burton, branch executive director of the Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club.

Stephen Bezruchka, senior lecturer in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, will give the keynote address. Bezruchka, an emergency physician in local hospitals, has spent more than 10 years teaching in remote regions of Nepal. The student speaker will be Loyce Mbewa, who is working to control HIV/AIDS in a Kenyan village.

Entertainment will include a dramatic reading and video presentation by the Living Voices' Kevin Warren, a performance by the Eckstein Middle School Senior Jazz Band, a welcome song and drumming by Julian Argel, the Ewajo dancers and singers, and song leader JoAnn Moore. Student artwork will also be on display at the program.

The event is free and open to all. For more information, call Julie Collier at 206-543-3620.

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