Multicultural Committee to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy

Union College will not have classes Monday, Jan. 15 in memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. Union's Multicultural Committee encourages students, employees and the community to have "a day on, not just a day off."

Celebrations around the city will include a youth rally at 8:45 a.m. and a presentation by Jane Elliot, an internationally known teacher and diversity educator, at 2 p.m. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host both of these events. Click here for information about other events remembering Dr. King this week at UN-L.

"There are many celebrations throughout the city on Monday morning and Monday evening," says Joann Herrington, Union College education professor and member of the Multicultural Committee. "If you can't attend those events, please find a way to give your time and service in some way as a means of making Lincoln a better and more peaceful place."

At Union, chapel on Tuesday will focus on the life of Dr. King. Deah Harriott of Allon Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church will lead the praise team in song and Pastor Marlon Perkins of the Philedelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church in Des Moines, Iowa will speak at 10:30 a.m. in the College View Church.

On Thursday, Chris Blake and Oscar Harriott will moderate a "Lunch and Learn" discussion from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Presidential Dining Hall of Union Market located in the Ortner Center. Anyone interested in participating may join for this lunch-time forum. Meals will be available for purchase in Union Market.