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Martin Luther King Jr. Week events at Central Michigan University

Featuring events from Monday, Jan. 19, to Saturday, Jan. 24

Contact: Heather Smith


​Central Michigan University will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with a week of activities beginning Monday, Jan. 19, organized by CMU’S Multicultural Academic Student Services. The events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

Monday, Jan. 19
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. CommUNITY Peace Brunch
When: 10 a.m.
Location: Finch Fieldhouse

MLK Day of Service, Sponsored by the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center
When: Noon to 2 p.m.
Location: Bovee University Center Rotunda

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace March and Vigil
When: 3 p.m.
Location: Bovee University Center Rotunda
The march will begin in the Bovee University Center continuing through campus and then to downtown Mount Pleasant for the vigil.

Tuesday, Jan. 20
"Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years" documentary
When: 1 p.m.
Location: Center for Inclusion and Diversity located in the Bovee University Center

Wednesday, Jan. 21
Negin Farsad
Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Speaker
When: 7 p.m.
Location: Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium
Recently named one of The 50 Funniest Women by the Huffington Post, Negin Farsad is an accomplished comedian, writer and filmmaker. As a standup comedian, she brings real-world activist comedy experience for an engaging and hilarious look at social issues. Her shows include “The Dirty Immigrant Collective,” “Bootleg Islam” and “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Romantic Comedy.” Farsad has written and developed series for MTV, PBS and Nickelodeon. She also wrote, directed and produced the comedy “Nerdcore Rising,” which has been an official selection of festivals worldwide, earning Best Film, Best Director and Audience Favorite awards.

Thursday, Jan. 22
Soup and Substance: "Are We Living in a Dream World?"
When: Noon
Location: Bovee University Center Rotunda

"Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years" documentary
When: 1 p.m.
Location: Center for Inclusion and Diversity located in the Bovee University Center

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charity Student and Faculty/Staff Basketball Game
When: 6 p.m.
Location: Small Sports Forum in the CMU Student Activity Center
Donations will be accepted.

Friday, Jan. 23
"Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years" documentary
When: 1 p.m.
Location: Center for Inclusion and Diversity located in the Bovee University Center

Saturday, Jan. 24
22nd Annual Unity Ball, featuring theater stage play "Soul of a Nation"
When: 6 p.m.
Location: Bovee University Center Rotunda
Entry fee: $15 for faculty/staff and $10 for students. Admission includes dinner and performance.


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