Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Anderson, Ind. — On Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, Anderson University will celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of service projects and opportunities for reflection and hands-on learning. Classes will be suspended for the day.

Monday, Jan. 21, will include the traditional Anderson University participation in the city-wide MLK Jr. Day celebration at the Paramount Theatre. Students can take advantage of the shuttle service from Olt Student Center every 15 minutes between 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. The citywide celebration will conclude with the annual Peace and Justice March from Paramount Theatre to Reardon Auditorium.

Amy Williams will be speaking at Reardon Auditorium on Jan. 20 at 4 p.m., Jan. 21 at 4:30 p.m., and Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. Williams is a 23-year youth ministry veteran. Her passion is to minister to teens involved in gangs, youth on probation/parole, and those lost in the criminal justice system.

The theme this year asks the question, “Why be an Ally?” The driving force of this message came from Dr. King, “…there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.” You can find the full MLK Day schedule at: anderson.edu/mlk

Anderson University is a private, liberal arts institution in Anderson, Indiana with a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service in the church and society. Anderson University is recognized among top colleges by U.S. News and World ReportColleges of Distinction, and The Princeton Review. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university now offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in businessmusic education, and theology.

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