EMU Seeks To Globalize The Campus Community With Its Annual MLK Day Week Of Events

Jan 15, 2020

MLK Statue on the EMU Campus
Credit Eastern MIchigan University / emich.edu

Eastern Michigan University is celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy this week.

WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with Ellen Gold, EMU's Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, about what's being done this year.

This year's theme is "Rise Up Against Injustice."

Gold says she believes this is the largest university MLK Day event in the state of Michigan.

She says EMU seeks to be a university that emphasizes diversity, inclusion, and equity and believes that this celebration, that they have been doing for 34 years, helps make them achieve that goal.

Ellen Gold, EMU's Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.
Credit Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU


Thu Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March

From 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Welch Hall - MLK Garden

MLK Opening Celebration Reception and Essay Scholarship Showcase

From 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Student Center - 310 A/B

Fri Jan 17, 2020

MLK Day of Service

From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Student Center - Ballroom B

The Color of Drums Poetry Celebration

From 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Pease Auditorium

Sat Jan 18, 2020

MLK Gospel Fest

From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Pease Auditorium

Sun Jan 19, 2020

MLK Movie & Discussion: "Harriet"

From 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Student Center - Auditorium

Mon Jan 20, 2020

MLK Academic Programs

From 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Student Center - 3rd Floor, Various Locations

MLK President's Luncheon

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Student Center - Grand Ballroom

MLK Keynote Address

From 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Student Center - Auditorium

CloseUp Theatre Troupe Performances - Show #1

From 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Student Center - Auditorium

CloseUp Theatre Troupe Performances - Show #2

From 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Student Center - Auditorium

Wed Jan 22, 2020

MLK Closing Celebration: EMU Women's Basketball v. Central Michigan

From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Convocation Center

MLK Commerorative March
Credit Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu


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