Neumann University student, Sam Cole, performed a poetry piece
during the first Keep the Dream Alive concert.
For the second year, the Mission and Ministry department at Neumann University has organized a charity concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The concert will take place on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. and is designed to spread the message of peace and unity while creating awareness of causes that affect the world.
This year’s theme is I Have a Story, Will You Listen? The concert focuses on migration and why people leave their countries of origin for a life in a foreign land. “We hope to dispel some of the stereotypes and negative sentiments about immigration,”
says Melissa Hickey, director of Campus Ministry.
The Sisters of St. Francis Choir, Contemporary Music Ministry, Neumann University’s Praise Dancers, Boogie Nights, Poetry Club, the Black Student Union, and the Christina Brame Gospel Choir will fill the evening with performances. Also featured will be a collection of photography displayed by La Puerta Abierta, an initiative that provides free bi-lingual clinical support services to immigrant families in the local community. Artwork entitled The Children’s Journey will also be on display. This exhibit is sponsored by a grant from The Leeway Foundation to Nora H. Litz in collaboration with Puentes de Salud and with assistance from Dr. Steven Larson. Additionally, a Fair Trade table will be available with goods and information.
The concert will be held on Neumann’s campus in the Fred P. Meagher Theatre located in the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center. Admission is free, but freewill offerings will be gladly accepted. All proceeds benefit Dawn’s Place, an organization that proactively supports women affected by commercial sexual exploitation.
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