Michigan Tech to Observe Martin Luther King Week

By John Gagnon | Published

Michigan Tech celebrates Martin Luther King Day, 2010
Michigan Tech celebrates Martin Luther King Day, 2010

Michigan Tech observes Martin Luther King Week starting Saturday, Jan. 15. Events include King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech; a peace march in the spirit of the great peacemaker; actor Barry Scott’s tribute to his idol; and a closing banquet Jan. 22 that features Charles Pugh, president of the Detroit City Council, a respected journalist turned popular civic leader.

Here is a schedule of events, beginning Saturday, Jan. 15:

2 p.m.—Birthday party in the SDC Racquetball Room (between the men’s and women’s basketball games).

noon—“I Have a Dream” speech, Memorial Union steps, followed by a candelight vigil and a peace march to the Rozsa Center.
1 p.m.—Reception, Rozsa atrium.

2 p.m.—Actor Barry Scott’s tribute to King, Rozsa Center.

noon—Traveling Trunk exhibit in the Van Pelt and Opie Library; includes photos, videos, speeches, and background information.

noon—Blood drive, Van Pelt and Opie Library Reading Room

4 p.m.—Basketball invitational, SDC Wood Gym

9 a.m.—Service Saturday at the Keweenaw Family Resource Center’s Tree House, where there will be stories and snacks for the children.
6 p.m.—Banquet, Memorial Union Ballroom, features Charles Pugh, president of the Detroit City Council. Admission is $15 a person.

For more information, contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at 906-487-2920.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.