MEDIA ADVISORY: Community celebration planned for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The University of North Dakota and University of Minnesota Crookston collaborate for another celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Who: UND Multicultural Student Services (MSS) and University of Minnesota Crookston

What: A community-wide celebration in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. UND Multicultural Student Services (MSS) and University of Minnesota Crookston have planned a full day of free programming and activities that are open to the public.

When: Monday, Jan. 20, starting at 11 a.m.

Where: Grand Forks, N.D. and Crookston, Minn.

Schedule:
Grand Forks, N.D.
11 a.m. – Unity Walk from Central High School (115 N 4th St.) to the Empire Arts Center (415 Demers Ave.)
11:30 a.m. – Celebration Program “The Faces of Civil rights: It isn’t just a Black Thing” – Empire Arts Center (Featuring the Northstar Council, Red River High School Building Bridges, Central High School Art Display, Spoken Word, and Diversity Award, UMC Choir, UMC Black Student Association)
12:30 p.m. – Social – Empire Arts Center
1:30 p.m. – UND Student Senate and the North Dakota Student Association – Empire Arts Center

Crookston, Minn.
2:30 p.m.
– University of Minnesota Crookston Service Project at North Country Food Bank (424 N Broadway)
7 p.m. – Presentation: “The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement,” a book written by Taylor Branch – reception and book-signing in Kiehle (2900 University Avenue) Rotunda after presentation.

For more information, visit the MSS event page at UND.edu/student-life/multicultural-student-services/events.cfm or call 777.4259.

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Contacts:
Malika Carter, director
Multicultural Student Services
University of North Dakota
701.777.4199 | malika.carter@UND.edu

Lorna Hollowell, director
Diversity and Multicultural Programs
University of Minnesota Crookston
218.281.8580 | lhollowe@umn.edu

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