FSU Presents MLK Jr. Celebration

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The Ferris State University Office of Multicultural Student Services would like to invite members of the campus community to join them for its 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Hate in America: Lessons Learned From MLK, January 21 through 23.

Since 1987, the MLK Celebration has been a staple event of the Office of Multicultural Student Services. Each year the department has coordinated annual events such as the Freedom March and the Student Tribute programs to commemorate Dr. King’s legacy. Throughout the past 20 plus years, OMSS has cultivated the Dr. King celebration to be more than just one day, led a campus-wide committee to assist with programming, and created the MLK Legacy Award as an esteemed honor for students and student organizations at FSU.

This year’s celebration includes several events honoring Dr. King, giving participants the opportunity to recognize his legacy with a Day of Service, as well as many educational opportunities. Keynote guest speaker, Khalid el-Hakim, founder and curator of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, will present “The Truth Hurts: Black History, Honesty, and Healing the Racial Divide,” Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the University Center, Room 202 AB, located on FSU’s Big Rapids campus.

All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, January 21

  • MLK Day of Service Project: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m. University Center Rankin Atrium (1st Floor Lobby) RSVP at clacs@ferris.edu
  • The Early African American Experience of Ferris: Beyond Hampton. 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., University Center 203 (Founder’s Room)
  • The 33rd Annual Freedom March. 4:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m. University Center-Rankin Atrium
  • The 33rd Annual Student Tribute. 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. University Center 202

Tuesday, January 22

  • Step Up! Active Bystander Training. 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. University Center 217 (For more information, email stepup@ferris.edu)
  • The Tunnel of Oppression. 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. University Center 116
  • “The Hate U Give” Film Screening and Discussion. 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. IRC 120 Auditorium

Wednesday, January23

  • The Tunnel of Oppression. 11:00 to 6:00 p.m. University Center 116
  • Black History 101 Mobile Museum. 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. University Center 203
  • Guest Speaker Khalid el-Hakim, founder and curator, The Black History 101 Mobile Museum. “The Truth Hurts: Black History, Honesty, and Healing the Racial Divide.” 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. University Center 202AB.

The 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Services in partnership with event co-sponsors The Black Student Union, the Center for Leadership, Activities, and Career Services, The diversity and Inclusion Office, the Office of Housing and Residential Life’s Harmony Project, the Social Work Association, and You Beautiful Black Woman.

For more information, visit ferris.edu/mlk.

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