A Million Steps for Martin: Virtual Event Announcement

Every year, Anderson University partners with the city of Anderson, surrounding schools, and local residents to march with flags to represent our brothers and sisters around the world on Martin Luther King Day. Given in-person gathering limitations and COVID guidelines, AU has created new ways for you to join the celebration. 

A Million Steps for Martin is a virtual event that was created to assist students who run out of funds with their academic pursuits. All donations will go directly to AU’s diverse student population who would greatly benefit from financial support. 

“Dr. King’s position on economic justice challenges us to confront the financial inequities that make it difficult for many students of color to access quality education,” said Chief Diversity Officer and Director of the Cultural Resource Center, Michael Thigpen. “At Anderson University, we have been blessed with the opportunity to educate some of the brightest minds for a life of faith and service to the church and society. Money should never be the barrier standing in the way of the fulfillment of that mission.”

You can participate from wherever you are in the world by committing to take a Million Steps for Martin in honor of MLK’s legacy. This event will kick-off the annual MLK Day Celebration on January 18. Here’s how you can participate: 

  • Sign up here.
  • Share your photos: Show your participation by snapping shots of you and your families taking your steps on an MLK boulevard, street, or drive near you, or on one of your favorite trails. Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
  • Commit your steps.
  • Order some apparel: Choose a t-shirt, hoodie, or crew neck sweatshirt with the Million Steps for Martin design. 
  • Give to our diverse student population here.

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.

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