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Student Groups Unite for Peace on Saturday

83 student organizations sponsor a peace concert honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS’55, Hon.’59) this weekend

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The organizing committee of the MLK, Jr., Peace Concert wearing ticket-T-shirts, which have the word “peace” written on them in 108 languages, forming an illustration of a dove.

Sidney Efromovich (CAS’09) wanted to create a “signature event” for the BU community. It appears that Efromovich and a committee of about 35 students have done just that. With the support of 83 student organizations, the Student Activities Office, and the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, the committee will sponsor a peace concert dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS’55, Hon.’59) on Saturday, April 26, at 8 p.m. in the GSU’s Metcalf Ballroom.

Tickets are in the form of T-shirts with the word “peace” written on them in 108 languages, forming an illustration of a dove, which were on sale to the first 1,000 people. “There will be 1,000 people draped in peace walking into this great concert, where everyone will come together,” Efromovich says.

Five musical groups will perform: featured artist Braddigan (formerly of Dispatch), folk-rock singer-songwriter Amy Steinberg, the pop-rock Boston group Delhill, and BU bands Love in Stockholm and The Powers That Be.

The organizing committee also sold paper cutouts of hands and peace signs, for $1 and $5, respectively, on which people wrote messages of peace. The messages will form the backdrop for the concert. All proceeds will benefit Love, Light, and Melody, a nonprofit organization dedicated to battling the physical, emotional, and spiritual effects of extreme poverty.

For more information, contact mlkpeace@gmail.com.

Rebecca McNamara can be reached at ramc@bu.edu.

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