Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events Planned at Mount Union College

May 24, 2010

Mount Union College will feature a variety of events in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Thursday, January 14

“The Meeting”

7 p.m., Mount Union College Theatre

The Grimes Theatre Group will perform “The Meeting,” a play based on a fictional meeting between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

The playwright, Jeff Stetson portrays what a clandestine meeting would have been like among these two influential figures. The supposed meeting takes place in a suite in the Harlem hotel in February 1965.

Differing in their views, but alike in their mutual respect, the two men discuss their approaches to the same social problems. However, within a week, Malcolm will be assassinated and in three short years, Dr. King will be martyred while crusading for freedom.

This production is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Richard Jackson, assistant dean of students and director of multicultural student affairs at jacksonrg@mountunion.edu or (330) 823-2138.


Monday, January 18, 2010

Student Diversity Panel

9 – 10:30 a.m., Campus Grounds of the Hoover-Price Campus Center



10:45 – 11:45 a.m., Solarium of the Hoover-Price Campus Center

Brunch tickets are $5 for faculty and staff and free of charge for students. Although tickets are free of charge for students, they are still required to have a ticket.  Tickets are limited. For ticket reservations, please contact Debbie Fink at (330) 823-7288 or via email at finkds@mountunion.edu.


A Dialogue on Diversity: Opportunities and Challenges at Mount Union College

Noon  – 1:30 p.m., Campus Grounds of the Hoover-Price Campus Center


National MLK Day of Service “Make it a Day On, Not a Day Off!”

2 p.m., Orientation with Dr. Ivory Lyons and service site assignments
3 – 6 p.m., Service at various locations in the Alliance Community
6 p.m., Reflection and pizza in Campus Grounds

A variety of planned service projects will be held on Monday, giving participants the opportunity to improve the lives of others. These events are being organized by the Office of Service-Learning and Community Service. Volunteers will be at the Alliance Pregnancy Center, Alliance Neighborhood Center, Alliance YMCA, Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter, Feed My Sheep Ministries, First Emmanuel, First United Presbyterian Church and the Salvation Army. To register to participate, contact Chris Pontius at pontiucm@mountunion.edu.


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