MLK Week at Michigan Tech
This week, Michigan Tech will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 29th Annual Week Celebration, "Remembering 1968: A Dream 50 Years in the Making." 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King.
According to the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, King's legacy stretches far beyond the civil rights movement. Despite struggles, oppression, ignorance and violence, Dr. King rose above the fray to fight for humanitarian rights for all people. He and other civil rights activists made a lasting impact utilizing nonviolent protests and a consistent message.
The CDI is sponsoring several activities to commemorate the week. Today, the traditional observance of MLK, is being observed as Service Day. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Michigan Tech students, faculty and staff will read books about Dr. King's life and legacy to local school children. Participating schools include Houghton Elementary, Barkell Elementary (Hancock) and Dollar Bay Tamarack City School.
Tomorrow (Jan. 16), the Black Students Association is sponsoring a Poetry Slam at 7 p.m. in the DHH Ballroom. The public is invited for a night of entertaining, emotional, intellectural and thought-provoking pieces performed.
The Michigan Tech chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) will host a Rap Game Night at 7 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 18) in the DHH ballroom. Like to Rap? Want to showcase your skills? Then join NSBE and compete in the MLK Rap Game. The winner will get a prize.
The 29th Annual MLK banquet takes place Tuesday, Jan. 23 in the Rozsa Center lobby. Doors open at 5 p.m. RSVP online. Following the dinner, LA Theatre Works will perform Katori Hall's "The Mountaintop" in the Rozsa Center theatre. (See following article).