Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Anderson, Ind. — On Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, Anderson University will celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of service projects and opportunities for reflection and hands-on learning. Classes will be suspended for the day.
Monday, Jan. 21, will include the traditional Anderson University participation in the city-wide MLK Jr. Day celebration at the Paramount Theatre. Students can take advantage of the shuttle service from Olt Student Center every 15 minutes between 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. The citywide celebration will conclude with the annual Peace and Justice March from Paramount Theatre to Reardon Auditorium.
Amy Williams will be speaking at Reardon Auditorium on Jan. 21 at 4:30 p.m. and Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Williams is a 23-year youth ministry veteran. Her passion is to minister to teens involved in gangs, youth on probation/parole, and those lost in the criminal justice system.
The theme this year asks the question, “Why be an Ally?” The driving force of this message came from Dr. King, “…there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.” You can find the full MLK Day schedule at: anderson.edu/mlk.
**NOTE: SUNDAY’S EVENT WITH AMY WILLIAMS HAS BEEN MOVED TO TUESDAY AT 5 P.M. DUE TO PREDICTED WEATHER
Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.