Mount Union Community Participates in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events
January 20, 2010
Members of the Mount Union College community participated in a variety of events in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
On Thursday, January 14, The Grimes Theatre Group performed “The Meeting,” a play based on a fictional meeting between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. by Jeff Stetson. Differing in their views, but alike in their mutual respect, the two men discussed their approaches to the same social problems.
On Monday, January 18, a student diversity panel was held where four diverse student organizations – the Black Student Union, Association of Women Students, Association of International Students and the Gay-Straight Alliance – explained their purpose and some of the challenges that they face on and off campus.
A brunch was also held on Monday, during which three individuals received Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leadership and diversity awards.
Later that afternoon, a dialogue on diversity was held to address some of the issues faced by members of the Mount Union community, including the four student diverse organizations. Members of the audience offered suggestions to their challenges as well as how they could turn those challenges into opportunities.
The National MLK Day of Service –“Make it a Day On, Not a Day Off!” – was held at an array of locations in the Alliance Community. More than 100 volunteers joined together to perform a variety of service projects at the Alliance Pregnancy Center, Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter, Feed My Sheep Ministries, Alliance Neighborhood Center, The Salvation Army, Alliance Family YMCA, First Immanuel UCC, First Presbyterian Church, The Empowerment Center, Trinity Episcopal Church, YWCA of Alliance and the Alliance for Children and Families, Inc.