UC Irvine will host its 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium next week) to celebrate the civil rights advocate's birthday.
The symposium's theme this year will be "2000 Approaches--Take Charge of Your Future--Remember the Dream."
The symposium includes these events:
* Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), who is chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, will speak at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the UCI Cross-Cultural Center.
* "A Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream and Legacy Through the Arts," a performance featuring music, poetry, drama and dance, will be given at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Crystal Cove Auditorium in the Student Center.
* A rally acknowledging King's contributions to the civil rights movement will start at noon Wednesday at the flagpole outside the UCI administration building. The university's annual march will follow the rally at 1 p.m.
* A brainstorming session entitled "Beyond 209," on last fall's ballot measure to end racial and other preferences in state hiring and contracting and in admittance to state universities, will start at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Cross-Cultural Center.
The symposium's closing ceremony will be led by Joe White, a retired UCI professor of psychiatry and comparative literature and author of "Psychology of Blacks." It will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday) in the Cross-Cultural Center.
The events are sponsored by UCI's Cross-Cultural Center, Black Faculty Staff Assn. and African American Student Union.