Luther College students, faculty and staff invite the Decorah community to join them in reading Dr. Martin Luther King's Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20.

One mass rehearsal for readers will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in the Center for the Arts on the Luther campus. There, readers will be given a group leader to schedule a second practice with.

Those interested in being involved in the event should email Lauren Kientz Anderson, Luther visiting assistant professor of Africana Studies and History, at andela10@luther.edu or come to the first rehearsal at Luther's Center for the Arts.

"Reading Dr. King's beautiful statement of courage and light, together as a community is a fitting tribute to our national heritage of movements for justice and peace," said Anderson.

More information about rehearsals and the message of the event can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/luther.edu/luther-reads-letter-from-a-birmingham-jail/.



Readings will be held in the Center for Faith and Life at 10:30 a.m., Valders Hall of Science at noon, Koren Building at 1:15 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union at 1:15 p.m., Main Building at 2:30 p.m. and the Center for the Arts at 4 p.m. The readings are open to the public with no charge for admission.