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Olivet College to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 15
Jan 05, 2007

OLIVET, Mich. Olivet College students, faculty and staff will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a celebration Now and Then, Monday, Jan. 15.

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

Baldemar Velasquez, founder and president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, will be the keynote speaker at a 1:30 p.m. presentation in Mott Auditorium. His speech, Immigrants, The New Civil Rights Movement, will address migrant workers in the Midwest and immigration in America today, as well as his work with King on socioeconomic issues.

A student session titled Whats up with that?, will be held at 3 p.m. in Dole Halls Klock Commons featuring guest facilitator Carl Word, executive director of The Urban League of Southwest Michigan, and Lynn Ward Gray, Olivets associate vice president for diversity and community affairs.

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.

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


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