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SMU celebrates MLK week

SMU celebrates MLK week

Many people enjoy the three-day weekend that rolls around in the middle of January. But the SMU community did more than relax on their Monday off, as the school plans to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the entire week.This week of recognition started with the MLK Day of Service.

Students, faculty and staff from SMU and Paul Quinn College participated in the day’s events. This year, they worked with Cornerstone Baptist Church’s Homeless Outreach Ministry, according to the Web site.

In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating MLK Day as a day of service. Rather than taking a day off from work or school, Americans were asked to celebrate King by taking action in their communities.

The official kickoff of SMU’s MLK Week 2010 will take place today at noon in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Commons.

On Wednesday at noon the Unity Walk will proceed from the steps of Dallas Hall to Hughes-Trigg. This annual walk down Bishop Boulevard “honors the strength and sacrifice of the soldiers of the civil rights movement,” according to a press release.

On Thursday, local interfaith leaders will conduct an interactive discussion at noon in the Hughes-Trigg Varsity. The Trumpet Call: Faith in Action, as the discussion is titled, is co-sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain.

The week will conclude with a Unity Mixer on Friday at 8 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Varsity.
The events for the week are co-sponsored by SMU Student Activities and Multicultural Student Affairs and Paul Quinn College’s Office of Student Affairs.
 

-Taylor Adams, News Editor

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