Santa Barbara News Network

Not just a day off: MLK Day events locally -From pulpit, President remembers King

President Obama worshiped Sunday at an historic African American congregation in Northwest Washington, his second appearance at a local church since taking office one year ago. The nation’s first African American president, spoke from a pulpit where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached on several occasions. … Wednesday, Jan. 20th at Westmont College its Intercultural Programs and Religious Studies Department are sponsoring a free celebration of King’s life at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge inside Kerrwood Hall. more

Mexico’s former President coming to Westmont

Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico, will be the guest speaker at Westmont College’s 2010 President’s Breakfast.  The event will be held at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara February 19th. Westmont says Fox’s life reads like a movie script with his improbable rise from truck driver to CEO and resounding defeat of the reigning political party in Mexico. more