Regis University ceremony on Aug. 28 marks March on Washington and Anticipation of the Jewish High Holy Days

Donnie VeaseyAugust 28, 2013

(DENVER) -- Regis University will mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Anticipation of the Jewish High Holy Days at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 28 with a ceremony on the front steps of the University’s Dayton Memorial Library.

Blowing of the Ram’s Horn and live recitation of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream Speech” highlight the confluence of important dates.

Student, staff and faculty will participate in the reading of Dr. King’s legendary speech.

Doctor King spoke his now iconic words to an estimated crowd of more than 200,000 civil rights activists taking part in the March on Washington for jobs and freedom. 

This Anniversary falls within the Jewish Month of Elul which precedes the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement).  On each of the days of the month of Elul (except on the Sabbath) the shofar (ram’s horn) is blown as a symbol of hope and expectation. 

The ceremony is open to the public.

This event is a collaboration of The Office of the President, CPS Dean of the School of Humanities, Office of Diversity, Engagement and Inclusion, University Ministry, Department of Justice Education, Dayton Memorial Library Media Services and the Office of Mission.

Donnie Veasey
Director of Media Relations
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