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Michigan Tech to Observe Martin Luther King Week

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By John Gagnon

 

Last Modified 8:47 AM, June 17, 2011

Michigan Tech celebrates Martin Luther King Day, 2010

January 14, 2011—

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:

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

Monday
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.

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

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

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

Saturday
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.

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