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The University of Kansas celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the rotunda of Strong Hall with a reading by literary doctoral candidate Kenton Ramsby and an a capella performance by Genuine Imitation, followed by a candlelight walk to the Kansas Union. Then at 5:15 in the Ballroom, student body president Marcus Tetwiler will host "Inspired Dreams," a ceremony featuring a keynote address by African and African-American studies associate professor Clarence Lang and a reading of the top three MLK essays by students of Liberty Memorial Central Middle School. This event is free and open to the public.
Turkish filmmaker Pelin Esmer, a bright new star in international cinema, will present her second film "Watchtower" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Hall. Winner of five awards at the Adana Golden Boll International Film Festival, including best director, "Watchtower" tells the story of a man and a woman with haunted pasts seeking refuge in the Turkish countryside who must grapple with their consciences before each other. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the director. The event is free and open to all ages; this film contains nudity and adult themes.