EMU To Kick Off MLK Day Celebrations With A Campus March Thursday Afternoon

Jan 11, 2018

Students, staff and faculty will honor an historic civil rights event today. It is the kick-off to a series of events celebrating the the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme for this year's MLK Day celebrations at EMU is "Live the Legacy: Look Back, Be Present, Move Forward." 


The march will start at 3:30 PM at the MLK Garden on the south end of campus near Welch Hall.  It will honor the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march that was part of the Civil Rights Movement.

Geoff Larcom is a spokesperson for EMU.

"It's a way to underline and underscore who we are as a campus and how important being welcoming, diverse, and highly understanding and empathetic is to the overall campus climate."

The march will end at the Student Center.  Meanwhile, the University of Michigan is also hosting several MLK events, including an Urban and Regional Planning Symposium, as well as musical performances.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu