COVID-19 Justice

MLK Day activities moving online

WMU is planning a range of free events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy. Unlike past events, this year will be all online.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is typically an opportunity for people to go out into the community to learn about each other and to provide a helping hand to neighbors. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, that’s just not safe. But there are still activities being planned – they’ll just be online.

Western Michigan University, along with several community partners, is planning a series of online talks, discussions, and presentations around the subject of racial healing and resistance.

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Though the actual MLK Jr. holiday isn’t until January 18, events will kick off early with a discussion of racial healing on Thursday, January 7.

There will also be discussions hosted on Twitter, a virtual reception, and a series of educational workshops geared toward high school students interested in social justice issues.

You can find a full listing of events, as well as instructions for registering, here.

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