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New College faculty member Charles St. Clair will deliver the "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on West event.

It’s a tradition at ASU’s West campus that is now in its third decade, and you can be a part of it. The 2012 March on West event will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will bring approximately 800 middle school students to campus.

The visiting students will hear about various facets of the civil rights movement during the 1960s and will reenact the 1963 March on Washington, culminating in a reenactment of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech by New College faculty member Charles St. Clair.

Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks associated with the event. You can help with the March on Washington reenactment, assist presenters in relaying significant events from the civil rights era, and/or direct students from their buses to appropriate locations on campus.

St. Clair first presented King’s most famous speech in 1991, and the reenactment has become an annual┬átradition as the West campus celebrates King’s legacy and the civil rights movement.

If you are interested in volunteering, you can send an email to MLKVolunteersWest@asu.edu.

If you’d like additional information, you’re welcome to call Lyn Duron (602-543-5718), Linda Torres (602-543-8083), or Ron Zambo (602-543-4605). All three are members of the West campus MLK Committee for 2012.

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