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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Arizona State University will host its 29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in January 2014. 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.

CALENDAR

ALL ASU CAMPUSES

JANUARY 18
MLK DAY OF SERVICE

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.

JANUARY 20
MLK HOLIDAY

Offices and classrooms on the four ASU campuses are closed to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

JANUARY 18-31
POSTER-ESSAY DISPLAY

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 online.

DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

JANUARY 23

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration
7–9 a.m. KAET Studio, 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. By invitation. Information: 480-965-5566.

POLYTECHNIC CAMPUS

FEBRUARY 12

Peace Luncheon
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 9th 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 Wadell.blackwell@asu.edu

TEMPE CAMPUS

JANUARY 22

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 MLK Scholarship Winner. You are in for a transformative treat!

WEST CAMPUS

JANUARY 22
MARCH ON WEST

11 a.m. at Paley Gates. Join local 6th, 7th and 8th grade students and their teachers as they visit the West campus for the traditional "I Have a Dream" speech and historical March on Washington reenactment. Interactive educational presentations before and after the March on West will help students understand the significance of Martin Luther King's impact on our nation's history and in our lives. West campus faculty, staff and students: Don't miss the inspirational and traditional "I have a dream" speech reenacted by Charles St. Clair, and to cheer on these middle school students, accompanied by percussion and drum cadence, as they March on West!