Sylvania Franciscan Village celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with prayer service, panel discussion

Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 by: Laurie Bertke | Category: Community Interest

The Sylvania Franciscan Village is pleased to host an ecumenical prayer service, commemoration and panel discussion in honor of the life and legacy of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Ebeid Student Center, located in the lower level of Russell Ebeid Hall at Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. This event is free and open to the public. A short prayer service is to be followed by an intergenerational panel discussion on Dr. King’s dream as it relates to contemporary society. Panelists include: · Sr. Eileen Marie Ripsin, OSF, a licensed professional counselor and therapist from the Sophia Center; · Dr. Patrice McClellan, Associate Professor of Business and Leadership and Director of the Masters of Organizational Leadership program at Lourdes University; · Robert S. Salem, a clinical professor of law at The University of Toledo and frequent speaker on civil rights issues who has served on the Ohio Advisory Committee of the United States Commission on Civil Rights; · Makenzie Fannin, a junior studying nursing and member of the women’s golf team at Lourdes University; · Corey Pargo, a junior studying psychology at Lourdes University. A light reception is to follow the program. For more information, contact Laurie Bertke at or 419-824-3515.

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Press Release Contact Phone: 419-824-3515
Organization Name: Sylvania Franciscan Village
Organization Address: 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, Ohio, 43560