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Week-long Celebration and Remembrance of MLK Jr.

In the upcoming week, we will be celebrating the impact Martin Luther King Jr. had on the civil rights movement through a series of events happening around campus. Not only will we be looking back on the work he’s done but we’ll be looking forward on how to continue work on social justice issues.MLK

This Wednesday and Thursday, CWU student volunteers will lead groups of local elementary students to think about King’s work during “Make a Difference Day” activities including roleplaying of civil rights skits and making signs for a peace march. The kids can take back the signs to their schools. Interested in volunteering? Contact Kim Jellison, program manager in the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE).

... To end the week, there will be a peace march and remembrance program at the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center.

“It’s really a time for us to more fully and intentionally remember the hard work of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement,” he said. “There are a lot of things we need to do in terms of social justice that affect us every day. It’s always important to remember that and know that we can still do more.”

The march is at 3:30 p.m. in the SURC Pit. The remembrance program is at 4 p.m. in the SURC theatre. In addition to selected readings, skits and spoken word by CWU students, the Townsend School of Music and Arts Concert Choir as well as Robin Henderson and Friends will come to perform on campus.

Read this article in its entirety at HYPE.

--Published January 9, 2017