On Monday, Jan. 20 the University is holding several special events for students, faculty and staff to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader whose legacy has inspired generations to continue the fight for equality and human rights –
· Faculty and Staff In-service featuring public readings with the theme “What Does Martin Luther King Jr. Mean to You?,” 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in UC 202B
· MLK Day of Service Project – Operation Safe Sidewalks: shoveling, picking up debris and salting to ensure community residents are safe, 10 a.m. to noon, CLACS Office, UC 121
· 34th Annual MLK Freedom March, 4-5 p.m., begins at the UC Rankin Atrium Lounge
· 34th Annual MLK Student Tribute with guest speaker Mike Ellison, 5-7:30 p.m., UC 202BC
· Tunnel of Oppression – video series discussing social media, immigration and gender inequality, begins at the top of the hour every hour from 10 a.m. to 4.p.m. in UC 217, Jan. 20-23
Thank you to the Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services, the Diversity and Inclusion Office, the Office of Housing and Residence Life and the Office of Multicultural Student Services for organizing these events for the University and Big Rapids community. They provide us with the opportunity to reflect and focus on making the world a better place, and I encourage you to attend.