Published: Jan. 13, 2012

MSU commemorates MLK Jr. with campuswide events

Contact(s): Jennifer Orlando Media Communications office: (517) 353-4355 cell: (517) 980-0076, Venice Smith Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives

EAST LANSING, Mich. – This year's commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy will take place in a variety of ways at Michigan State University.

The theme of the 2012 commemoration, "Social Injustice…Your Turn to Act," was chosen by the 2012 all university commemorative celebration planning committee

The planning committee comprises MSU students, faculty, staff and administrators. MSU's Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives is sponsoring the commemoration, which kicks off with the MLK Student Leadership Conference Jan. 14 at the MSU Union.

Other events include a commemorative march beginning at 3 p.m. on the first floor of the MSU Union and a community dinner starting at 4:45 p.m. at Akers Hall, both held Jan. 16. The dinner is free, but registration is required. Community dinner attendees are asked to bring a food or monetary donation for the MSU Student Food Bank.

For a complete list of events taking place during the commemoration, click here.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Jan. 16. Classes are cancelled, but the university remains open.


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