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1/8/2007 Give Peace a Chance theme of Linfield MLK celebration

McMINNVILLE - A Linfield College professor, local middle school students and the McMinnville High School Twilighters will all participate in a celebration honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium at Linfield.

Joel Marrant, professor of anthropology, will give the keynote address. He has been at Linfield since 1978 and holds a bachelor's from the University of California, and a master's and doctorate from the University of Oregon. The recipient of three Fulbright Fellowships, Marrant has made 14 trips to Poienile Izei, a small village in the Maramures region of Romania documenting the social and cultural transformation of the area. In recent years he and his wife, Susan, have been working with villagers on sustainable community development and conflict resolution. He will be retiring from Linfield in June.

Two Duniway Middle School students have been selected to give brief presentations during the program. Sarah Carey and Zach Munyon were selected from four finalists. They will speak on either Martin Luther King Jr. or on a current affairs topic that relates to his work. They, along with the other two finalists, Lee Thompson and Kory Hollingsworth, will each receive $25 gift certificates from Third Street Books.

The McMinnville High School Twilighters, under the direction of Dana Libonati, will perform "Healed World" and "Let It Be."

Linfield President Thomas L. Hellie will give the welcome. Kent Harrop, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will give the invocation and Shaik Ismail, director of International Programs at Linfield, will give the closing.

The program, which is sponsored by Multicultural Programs, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2574.