The University of Pittsburgh at Titusville will join the Titusville YWCA, United Way of the Titusville Region and St. James Episcopal Church to celebrate the life and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The celebration will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, in the church’s parish hall.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a dinner of soup and salad in the church’s parish hall.

Dr. David Fitz, Pitt-Titusville’s campus dean, will discuss King and his Poor People’s Campaign, which he and others created in 1968 to build a “revolution of values” movement in the United States and continues today.

Now called the "Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival,” the purpose of the campaign is to mobilize people across the country to fight systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. 

Fitz’s presentation will be followed by a video and a discussion moderated by the Rev. Martha Ishman, vicar of St. James Episcopal Church.

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