Maryville, Mo. – Northwest’s Office of Intercultural Affairs will host a series of discussions on Monday, Jan. 18 to mark the national holiday honoring the birth of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
There will be no classes on Monday, and university offices will close in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
Beginning at 10 a.m. Monday in the J.W. Jones Student Union Living Room, students at the Intercultural Affairs office will be compiling care packages for area shelters. Students also be watching the documentary “A Great And Mighty Walk,” which chronicles the life and times of the African-American historian, scholar and activist John Henrik Clarke.
King’s efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, which dramatically raised public consciousness about civil rights and established King as a world figure. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn.
For more information about the Martin Luther King Day events, contact Ame Lambert, director of intercultural affairs, at 660.562.1517 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 660.562.1704, Fax: 660.562.1900. Northwest Missouri State University, 215 Administration Building. 800 University Drive, Maryville, MO 64468.