Mount Union Plans MLK Jr. Day Events

January 04, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Mount Union will host a variety of events in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, January 17
Tunnel of Oppression
4 p.m., East Room, Hoover-Price Campus Center

University of Mount Union community members will have the opportunity to experience the 'Tunnel of Oppression,' a multimedia display sponsored by the MLK Week Planning Committee and the Student Diversity Council and designed to raise awareness and stimulate reflection about different forms of oppression and their effects on society. The tunnel ends in a “Room of Enlightenment,” which highlights some of the positive steps forward and out of oppression our society has taken and ways in which students can get involved in this forward movement.

Candlelight Vigil
7 p.m., East Room, Hoover-Price Campus Center

Friday, January 18
Tunnel of Oppression
Through noon, East Room, Hoover-Price Campus Center

Monday, January 21
National Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
9 a.m. – noon., various locations in the Alliance community

Through a variety of planned service projects, volunteers will assist many organizations around the Alliance community, giving them the opportunity to improve the lives of others. The event is organized annually by Mount Union’s Ralph and Mary Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement.

Tuesday, January 22
MLK Jr. Educational PowerPoint and Discussion, T&H 100
11:10 a.m.

Members of Mount Unions Black Student Union (BSU) will discuss the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact that he and other key figures had on the civil rights movement.

Wednesday, January 23
Keynote Speaker: Jo-Ann Lipford-Sanders, Associate Dean and Director of Master of Arts in Counseling and Professor of Counseling at Heidelberg University
7:30 p.m., Dewald Chapel

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