Wright State students, employees to celebrate the life, legacy and contributions of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A campus freedom march and a public reading will highlight Wright State University’s 2024 celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“One quote by Dr. King that has always resonated with me is ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,’” said Matt Chaney, Ed.D., vice president for inclusive excellence. “It’s a message that, as it relates to 2024, is still very relevant as we deal with so many timely, social justice issues in our country today.”

“Have we come a long way? Certainly, we have. But we can do better. We can be better. And Dr. King’s passion and conviction on these issues can help us today just as his words and actions helped generations that came before us,” said Chaney.

The celebratory events begin Friday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. with a campus march honoring the life, legacy and contributions of King. The march will begin and end at 019 Student Union. Light refreshments will be served.

Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to make posters for the march during the week before the demonstration from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in 019 Student Union.

Wright State faculty and staff are invited to a public reading in-service program on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at noon in 019 Student Union.

The theme for the program is “Let Freedom Ring.” Anyone interested in participating in the reading should email mia.honaker@wright.edu by Jan. 8.

Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information about the Division of Inclusive Excellence or for accommodations, contact inclusiveexcellence@wright.edu or 937-775-2087.

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