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Honor Dr. King Monday

Dr. Martin Luther King marches in Detroit in a historic photo. (Photo courtesy of Northern Michigan University)

MARQUETTE –Northern Michigan University will honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a virtual gathering based on the theme of “Civil Rights Movements Past and Present: Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation.”

The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon Monday.

The virtual gathering will showcase the legacy of King and explore how his lifelong work toward racial equity and social justice has impacted civil rights movements.

The webinar ID through https://nmu.zoom.us is 922 3961 6313, with the passcode 010340.

NMU Diversity and Inclusion is also offering a virtual, self-routed, self-paced walk/run from Monday-Feb. 18. The mission of the movement challenge is to “lift and honor the stories of the civil rights and social justice movements; pay tribute to victims of racial violence; and provide an opportunity for racial healing through motion to reaffirm our humanity in one another.”

The NMU Center for Student Enrichment will again organize community service projects around MLK Day. The university’s Diversity Common Reader Program revolves around the book “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Folding trenchant social critique into an intimate letter addressed to the author’s son, Coates addresses issues at the heart of the antiracist protests that defined 2020.

For more information, contact 227-2000 or Diversity@nmu.edu.

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