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MLK Celebration Jan. 15

"Voices to Change the World" is the theme of the 23rd annual Martin Luther King celebration at Columbus State this week. Actor Danny Glover will provide the keynote remarks during the event. Musical performances and a civil rights film clip will round out the ceremony.

Danny GloverWhile best known for his starring roles in motion pictures, Glover has gained attention in recent years for community activism and philanthropic efforts. His work emphasizes economic justice and access to health care and education programs in the United States and Africa.

Glover's film credits range from the blockbuster Lethal Weapon series, to smaller independent features, many of which Glover also produced. His other films include Dream Girls, the futuristic 2012, as well as the comedy Death at a Funeral, and the drama Dear Alice.

A native of San Francisco, Glover trained at the Black Actor's Workshop of the American Conservatory Theatre. His Broadway debut in Master Harold...and the Boys brought him national recognition and led director Robert Benton to cast him in his first leading role in the 1984 Academy Award-winning Best Picture, Places in the Heart.

"Voices to Change the World" is free and open to the public. It will begin at 11 a.m., Tuesday, January 15 on the 4th floor of the Columbus State Conference Center located at the Center for Workforce Development, 315 Cleveland Ave., Columbus.