University of Findlay’s 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will include several public events and service opportunities over the course of six weeks. The celebration provides an opportunity for the campus community to reflect on the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to celebrate his life and legacy.
The free celebration began Monday, Jan. 18 with an introduction of this year’s activities from Buford Center for Diversity and Service staff. Chris Sipple, Ed.D, associate vice president of the Buford Center for Diversity and Service, and Seth Butler, director of intercultural student services, explained this year’s virtual Celebration is centered around the theme, “Running Towards Injustice.”
Throughout the six-week virtual celebration, many different presentations, or “Acts,” from students, faculty, and staff will be shared with the campus community. “It is our hope that we all would be inspired, encouraged, and challenged to be a community that actively seeks out ways to fight injustice and embrace unity,” said Butler. “Our hope is that these ‘Acts’ would serve as discussion prompts within classrooms, meetings, and other UF interactions you have this semester.”
Every Tuesday beginning Jan. 26, you can look forward to seeing and engaging with a unique “Act” such as a reading of Dr. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, an art display, student speeches, a book reading from the University’s Mazza Museum, and even a short skit from the Theatre Program.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration events are sponsored by the University of Findlay Diversity Initiative and the Buford Center for Diversity and Service. For more information, please contact the Buford Center for Diversity and Service at 419-434-5798 or visit their webpage.