UAB to host a day of events in honor of historic march

Two film projects will debut on Aug. 28.

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will mark the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream Speech,” with several events.

The day will kick off with The Dream Project, an opportunity for the UAB community, in the spirit of the speech, to share their own dreams, hopes and aspirations on film. Cameras will be set up on the Campus Green from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for participants to share their thoughts. The first 100 participants will receive a Dreamcakes cupcake. The video will be screened at an event during the 2014 UAB King Birthday Celebration.

At 6 p.m., the community is invited to a screening of “Building the Dream,” a documentary on the challenges organizers faced in creating the King Memorial in Washington, D.C. There will be a panel discussion featuring community leaders including educator and civil rights activist Odessa Woolfolk. The film will be shown in Heritage Hall 102, 1400 University Blvd.

All events are free and sponsored by Multicultural & Diversity Programs, African-American Studies Program and the Iota Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

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