About the ASU Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee
The mission of the ASU Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee is to celebrate the legacy and the tenets set forth by Dr. King and his life examples of servant leadership. Servant leadership is a practical philosophy which supports people who choose to serve first, and then lead as a way of expanding service to individuals and institutions. Servant-leadership encourages collaboration, trust, foresight, listening and the ethical use of power and empowerment. The ASU Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee encourages the continuation of Dr. King’s legacy all year long.
Arizona State University will host its 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in January, 2015. Tributes and recognition of Dr. King and the achievements of the civil rights movement have been celebrated at ASU since long before the creation of a state holiday in Arizona.
A highlight of the celebration is the recognition and awards ceremony for the Arizona K-12 students who are winners of the statewide essay-poster contest. A student rally, children’s march on the campus mall and other events are also held.
ALL ASU CAMPUSES
Join ASU MLK Celebration Committee and Changemaker Central in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. by volunteering in your community. Join us for a morning of service - light refreshments will be provided. Transportation provided for ASU students from all campuses. Register now at volunteer.asu.edu. Information: 480-965-9600.
MLK DAY OF SERVICE
Offices and classrooms on the four ASU campuses are closed to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Polytechnic Student Union Ballrooms
The Polytechnic campus in conjunction with the Council of Religious Advisors (Poly CORA) and Educational Outreach and Student Services (EOSS) is holding the 10th annual Peace Luncheon in honor of Martin Luther King's birthday and Black History Month. It's a celebration where different faith groups come together to talk about how faith and beliefs help to attain peace on a local, national and global level. RSVP's are required and you can send yours to [email protected]
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration
For community members, students, winners of the poster-essay contest and their parents, teachers and principals. By invitation. Information: 480-965-5566.
MLK Student Rally
& Student Organization Fair
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on North Stage MU and Hayden Lawn. Come celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and servant leadership. We will take you on a journey of what it means to be a servant leader through 10 characteristics, we will also share inspirational words of our country’s servant leaders and introduce the 2015 Servant-Leadership Awardee. You are in for a transformative treat!
From the 2015 student rally
At 11 a.m., join hundreds of 6th through 8th grade students as they emulate the historical 1963 March on Washington, D.C. and end in the Sands building courtyard where they hear the inspirational “I have a dream” speech reenacted by ASU faculty member Charles St. Clair. The Martin Luther King, Jr. March on West is an annual tradition at Arizona State University’s West campus that dates back to 1991. The middle school students participate in interactive educational presentations about the civil rights movement before preparing posters and then embark on the March on West. March starts at the Paley Gates in front of campus. The public is invited to this free event. Visitor parking on campus costs $2 per hour. Information: 602-543-5300 or [email protected]
MARCH ON WEST
2015 CONTEST WINNERS
View a slideshow of the 2015 contest winners pictured with Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Executive Director of ASU Public Events and James O'Brien, Senior Vice President of University Affairs and Chief of Staff to ASU President Michael Crow.
View photos of the 2015 servant-leadership winners at the breakfast celebration.
2015 COMMUNITY SERVANT-LEADERSHIP AWARDEE
Founder of the firm The Art Hamilton Group, LLC. Prior to the founding of the firm in 2008, Hamilton served 26 years in the Arizona House of Representatives, with 18 consecutive years as the Democratic leader in the Arizona House.
A groundbreaker and a leader, Hamilton was the first African-American and only Arizonan to be elected President of the National Conference of State Legislatures. Hamilton also led the NCSL task force to re-write state policies on how state governments deal with families and individuals wrestling with problems of the developmentally disabled.
Before founding The Art Hamilton Group, LLC, Hamilton was a founding partner of another public relations firm. He also served as a senior public affairs representative at Salt River Project (SRP), from where he retired after 34 years of service. Hamilton has served on many boards including Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Phoenix Sky Harbor Aviation Advisory Board. Hamilton has a school in the Murphy School District named after him. Hamilton is a native of Phoenix, and was educated at Carl Hayden High School and Phoenix College.
2015 STUDENT SERVANT-LEADERSHIP AWARDEE
Community-based theatre artist focused in theatre as a means of cross-cultural communication. Currently in her second year at Arizona State University’s MFA Theatre for Youth program, Rocchio continues to work throughout
Arizona with people who are incarcerated and people who are homeless. Rocchio believes in creating placemaking that allows for artistic communities to flourish.