Sunday, January 19, 2014

Michigan Tech to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 20-22

HOUGHTON -- Michigan Tech's Center for Diversity and Inclusion announces the 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week Celebration. Events will be held throughout campus through Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

Monday, Jan. 20: Tech students and staff will be volunteering at Houghton Elementary and Barkell Elementary in Hancock, reading to the students about the life and legacy of Dr. King.

At 6 p.m. Monday evening, in the MUB Ballroom, the 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet will be held. Max Seel, Michigan Tech provost and vice president of academic affairs, will deliver a keynote address. Momentum Jazz Trio will perform. Tickets for this event are free and can be picked up at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in the Hamar House.

Tuesday, Jan. 21: At 4 p.m. in Room 201 of the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) join Join Michigan Tech and Finlandia University faculty, staff and students for "Where have we been? Where are we going?" -- a thoughtful social justice and equity discussion. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Jan. 22: At 7 p.m. in Fisher 135, KING: A Filmed Record will be shown. This documentary film follows Dr. King from 1955 to 1968 in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader of the Civil Rights movement. Admission and concessions are free.

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