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MLK Day and Inauguration

A Celebration in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and of
the Inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Chase Community Center
Doors open to the public at 11:00 a.m.


Cake and sparkling apple juice will be served.

A history of civil rights events and law in the United States, a multi-media presentation assembled by Assistant Dean Clara Gimenez '03 and Suketa Brahmbatt '10.

Remarks begin at approximately 11:20 a.m.

Welcome— Geoffrey B. Shields, President and Dean of Vermont Law School
The Occasion
— Paul Ballenger, President of the VLS Black Law Students Association
A History of Civil Rights in America
— Shirley Jefferson, VLS Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity

Following remarks, the parade and inauguration ceremony will be televised on a large screen in the Chase Center and on smaller screens upstairs in the Chase Loft and in Oakes 007 and 012.


Inauguration of Barack Obama
44th President of the United States of America