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Olivet College to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 16
Jan 03, 2006

OLIVET, Mich. Olivet College students, faculty and staff will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a celebration Why, What, Where: Unanswered Questions Monday, Jan. 16.

Activities include a bell ringing and reflection in The College Square at 12:05 p.m. and several guest speakers throughout the afternoon and evening.

Brandon Jessup, NAACP Youth and College Division president Michigan State Conference, will discuss Why affirmative action? Myths vs. Facts, at a 12:15 p.m. luncheon in the Oaks Dining Room.

Ramona Truss, pastor at Transformation Through Gods Word Original Church of God in Albion, will discuss What are you prepared to do? as the days keynote speaker at 1:30 p.m. in the colleges Mott Auditorium. A student session, Whats up with that? will be held at 3 p.m. in Dole Halls Klock Commons featuring Jessup and Lynn Ward Gray, associate vice president for diversity and community affairs at Olivet College.

The day will conclude with a Martin Luther King Jr. community ecumenical service from guest speaker, Pastor Gregory A. Simmons, of the Disciples of Christ Baptist Church in Detroit. Simmons will speak about Where do we go from here? at 6 p.m., at the Olivet Congregational Church.

All events are free and open to the public. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events are sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Education and Initiatives and the Olivet College Gospel Choir.

For more information, call (269) 749-7631.


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