Students Remind Us That “The Dream Still Matters” for MLK Day

Anderson, Ind. — On Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, 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. 20, 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.

There will be several opportunities to hear from speakers throughout the celebration week. Individuals will also be able to engage directly in several forums. “We have a lot of different speakers this year compared to last,” said K’Mia Clarett, student success coordinator at AU. “This will give people the chance to truly experience the theme and talk about it. 

The theme this year urges us to remember that the dream still matters. Director of the Cultural Resource Center, Mike Thigpen mentions, “It is important that we do not let time allow us to lose sight of Dr. King’s dream. What he was fighting for is still extremely relevant today.” Several lines from Dr. King’s speech will be elevated throughout the celebration. 

The full MLK Day schedule can be found at

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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