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Sacred Heart Greenwich To Celebrate MLK's Legacy

Sacred Heart Greenwich will celebrate the legacy the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at its annual prayer service Friday.
Sacred Heart Greenwich will celebrate the legacy the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at its annual prayer service Friday. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Sacred Heart Greenwich will celebrate the legacy the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at its annual prayer service Friday.
Sacred Heart Greenwich will celebrate the legacy the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at its annual prayer service Friday. Photo Credit: United States Library of Congress

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Sacred Heart Greenwich will welcome Barbara Dawson, RSCJ, the Society of the Sacred Heart’s Provincial of the U.S.-Canada Province, to its annual prayer service Friday celebrating the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dawson will be the guest speaker, and she will talk about how the goals and criteria of a Sacred Heart education call us to live the principles of peace, non-violence and social justice.

The ever-popular Gospel Knights and the Vision Steppers will be returning to participate in the event.

The prayer service begins at 9:20 a.m. in the DuBois Gymnasium in the athletic center. After the service, Dawson will visit classes to speak with students. Dawson is both a lawyer and educator. She served two terms as head of the U.S. Province, from 1993-99.

A native of San Francisco, her most recent ministry was in Jakarta, Indonesia, where she consulted with the Society of the Sacred Heart. Prior to Indonesia, she was head of school at St. Martin de Porres School in West Oakland, Calif. and a consultant to the Urban Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Oakland.

Dawson earned her Bachelor of Arts from Lone Mountain College (now the University of San Francisco), and a law degree from the University of San Francisco. She received a Master of Arts in international comparative education from Stanford University.

Dawson is a member of the bar in both California and Missouri and serves on the board of trustees for Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, the Network of Sacred Heart Schools and the School of Applied Theology, Berkeley.

For more information about the prayer service, call Sacred Heart Greenwich at 203-531-6500.

Sacred Heart Greenwich is at 1177 King St., Greenwich.

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