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Michigan Tech to Observe Martin Luther King Week

Last Modified 8:47 AM on Fri Jun 17, 2011

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:

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.

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