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BYU Community Outreach Day, Walk of Life mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 16

Brigham Young University will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a day of service and the annual “Walk of Life” Monday, Jan. 16.

• BYU’s Center for Service and Learning has joined hands with Utah Valley University and United Way of Utah County to host the annual “Community Outreach Day.”

Service projects will be set up around the Wilkinson Student Center on campus for students and community members to help give back in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Interested participants should arrive by 8:30 a.m. to register for a service project. At 9:30 a.m., Provo City Mayor John Curtis will share a few remarks.

Projects will include blood drives, quilt-making and off-campus activities throughout Provo and Orem.

For more information, contact Charles Krebs at 859-684-8918 or krebs.charles@gmail.com.

• BYU’s Multicultural Student Services will host the annual “Walk of Life: A Celebration of the Life and Mission of Martin Luther King Jr.” A candlelight processional will begin at the Carillon Bell Tower at 5:30 p.m. The processional will include important quotes and sound bites from King’s life.

The processional will work its way to the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom where the commemoration program will begin at 6 p.m. The program will feature keynote speaker Keith Hamilton, who recently published his book, “Last Laborer.” The program will also include a performance from the BYU Black Student Union Gospel Choir and a reading of the winning composition of the first annual MLK Essay Competition.

For more information on this event, contact Anthony Bates at Multicultural Student Services at (801) 422-3065.

 

Writer: Charles Krebs

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