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All campuses, Tempe, Polytechnic, West, Downtown.

(All events listed are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. All events are subject to change.)

All campuses

January 18
Offices and classrooms on the four ASU campuses are closed to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
January 19 - 31
Poster-essay contest entries from schoolchildren around the state will be on display at the Tempe campus Memorial Union, the Student Union at ASU Polytechnic, and also on the Web site: http://www.asu.edu/ia/photogallery


January 18
MLK Day of Service, 8 am–1 pm Students and staff will conduct a clean-up of the South Mountain Park. For more information or to register, visit: volunteer.asu.edu. Information: 480-965-9600.
January 19
MLK Student Rally, 11:30 am – 1 pm on Memorial Union north stage, with a talk by the 2010 Student Servant-Leadership Award winner, Dominick Hernandez, as well as presentations and cultural performances by other ASU students. Information: 480-965-6601.


January 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration 7 – 9 am in the union ballroom, for community members, students, winners of the poster-essay contest and their parents, teachers and principals. President Michael Crow and the celebration committee are hosts. Eugene Grigsby, noted art educator and community leader, will receive the 2010 Servant-Leadership Award. By invitation. Information: 480-965-1985.
February 10
Conversation about African-American myth and history, 6 pm in Student Union Cooley Ballroom, with Russell L. Goings, the first black owner of an investment firm who became chairman of the Studio Museum in Harlem and later in life, a celebrated poet. Information: 480-727-1165.


January 20
March on West, a half-day event for 500 middle-school students starting at 9 am with presentations and creation of posters on a civil rights theme in LaSala ballroom. Students will reenact King's march on Washington, at 11 am. Features a rendition of King's "I Have a Dream" speech by Charles St. Clair. Information: 602-543-8407.


January 21
MLK Spoken Word event, 8 pm in ASU Wells Fargo Student Center, second floor of Arizona Center. Information: Christina Q. Hernandez, 602-496-0971.

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