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Missouri Western celebrates legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

3 January 2017
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The Center for Multicultural Education at Missouri Western State University will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of events in January.

Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Missouri Western will be closed in observance of the federal holiday.

Tuesday, Jan. 17, MLK Pledge Day

Students will have the opportunity sign a pledge and be in a video honoring Dr. King’s life and non-violent work, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Blum Student Union Lobby.

Wednesday, Jan. 18, MLK Drum Major for Justice Banquet

The banquet featuring live jazz by The Elder Statesmen of Kansas City Jazz’s Little Big Band and poetry by Dominique Christina begins at 6 p.m. in the Enright Community Rooms, Spratt Hall rooms 214-216. Drum Major for Justice Awards will be presented to a community member, a student and a Missouri Western employee. The banquet is free, but reservations must be made by Jan. 11. Call 816-271-4150 or email Nominations are also being accepted for the Drum Major for Justice Awards through Jan. 11. To submit a nomination, go to

Thursday, Jan. 19, Movie Night: “Selma”

Despite violent opposition, Dr. King (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma, Alabama to the State Capitol in Montgomery. The movie will be shown at 6 p.m. in the Hoff Conference Room, Blum 218. Free popcorn will be provided.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit

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