A Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance event will begin at 6 tonight at St. James the Greater Catholic Church, 2502 11th St.
Students and faculty from area elementary, middle and high schools, along with UW-Eau Claire students and community members, will participate in the remembrance ceremony. Also participating in the ceremony are faculty members from UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout and Chippewa Valley Technical College, and representatives of business, government and education in Eau Claire.
State representatives Warren Petryk, R-town of Pleasant Valley, and Jodi Emerson, D-Eau Claire, along with UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt, will be among the featured speakers.
The ceremony will include readings from several of King’s works, including his “Give Us the Ballot” speech, and music and multimedia presentations of the history of the civil rights movement. The Chippewa Valley Youth Chorus, the Eau Claire CollECtive Choir and soloist Keith Johnathan will perform.