Camarillo, Calif., Jan 12, 2012 – CSU Channel Islands (CI) invites the community to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by attending a performance of the civil rights leader’s most beloved speeches.

Educator/performer Steven Loewenstein will present his one-man show, “Montgomery to Memphis,” Thursday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. in Malibu Hall 100 on the CI campus.  The event is free and open to the public. 

Loewenstein, a Texas teacher, has traveled the country performing the show for audiences ranging from schools and universities to churches, civic groups and corporations.  He takes the audience through the life and times of Dr. King by narrating and dramatically interpreting excerpts of eight powerful speeches over a photo slideshow.

The evening will also feature performances by members of CI’s Usawa Student Union.  Their theatrical monologues will honor other important African American leaders who inspired and worked alongside Dr. King in his fight for equality. 

Limited parking is available with the purchase of a $6 daily permit.  Please follow signs to the parking permit dispenser.  Free parking is also available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot in Camarillo with bus service to and from the campus.  Riders should board the CI VISTA bus to the campus; the fare is $1.25 each way.  Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday.  For exact times, check the schedule at

For additional information contact Jennifer Chapman, Coordinator of Multicultural Programs, at 805-437-3243 or

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