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Monroe County Community College to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during diversity week

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Posted at 2:07 PM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 16:58:37-05

(WXYZ) — As part celebrating diversity week, Monroe County Community College is hosting a number of events to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions to racial justice and equality.

All events are free and open to the public. They will take place at MCCC’s Main Campus on 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. in Monroe.

Here is a list of the events, released by the college.

  • On Tuesday, Jan. 21, MCCC President Dr. Kojo A. Quartey will present, “MLK and Civil Rights, Then and Now” from 3-4 p.m. in the Audrey M. Warrick Student Services and Administration Building, Room 173b.
  • On Wednesday, January 22, a Unity Peace March will be held. Those interested in marching are invited to assemble for the march at noon inside the Monroe County History Museum, 126 S. Monroe St., Monroe. The marchers will walk through downtown across the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pedestrian Bridge to the King Monument in St. Mary’s Park.
  • On Thursday, Jan. 23, MCCC President Dr. Kojo A. Quartey will present “MLK Beyond America” (created by Derek Roberts, associate professor of sociology) from 10-11 a.m. in the Audrey M. Warrick Student Services Administration Building, Room 173b.
  • On Friday, Jan. 24, MCCC will show a documentary film about King from noon-1 p.m. in the Little Theater, which is located in Room 3 in the lower level of the Campbell Learning Resources Center.
  • Throughout January, MCCC is hosting donation stations for non-perishable food and toiletries for the Monroe County Opportunity Program at each building on campus.