Let freedom ring

Wright State students, employees celebrate legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

About 60 Wright State University students and employees participated in a campus freedom march and a public reading celebrating the life and words of Martin Luther King Jr.

On Jan. 12, students and employees held posters and sang songs while marching through Wright State’s two-mile underground tunnel system. After the march, the Division of Inclusive Excellence hosted a gathering with music and refreshments.

The center also hosted a “Let Freedom Ring” in-service program for faculty and staff on Jan. 16. The program featured 11 guest speakers who read works by King or works that he influenced and that have made an impact on their lives.

“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.”

This was the first time Wright State hosted the in-service program. Chaney hopes both the march and in-service program will become annual events and would like to see even more participants next year.

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