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Week of campus events honor King’s legacy

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 9:14 a.m. CDT

DeKALB –The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) at Northern Illinois University is planning a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Week from Jan. 21 through 23 on campus. 

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, there will be a memorial march to King from 4 to 5 p.m. Marchers will meet outside Stevenson North residence hall and march around campus, then enjoy refreshments in the Holmes Student Center Glass Gallery and write their dreams for equality on the Dream Wall.

From 6 to 7:30 p.m. that day, there will be a civic reflection event in the Heritage Room of the student center. Participants will gather to discuss issues of equality and diversity that social advocates haves faced and still face today.

On Wednesday, Jan. 22, students and others can learn about the various diversity and equity centers on campus and how they can take action to better serve society. This event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. in the Glass Gallery. 

On Thursday, Jan. 23, there will be a film discussion from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Center for Black Studies on “The March on Washington: Celebrating 50 Years: The Past, The Present.” Meet high school and middle school contest winners as they share their moving art that describes King’s fight for equality. Then view and discuss the film “March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom.”

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