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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Morgridge College of Education

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As we join together to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King we are given an opportunity to reflect on our own commitment to community connection, advancing the ideals of social and racial justice, and centering anti-racism and equity in all of our pursuits. We remember the tenets that Dr. King stood for and his unwavering pledge to advance the values of equality, nonviolence, and respect for human dignity. We categorically condemn all forms of racial violence and believe strongly in Dr. King’s statement that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”  This year, with our recent political, social and economic landscape, it may feel particularly important to commemorate Dr. King and the principles he stood for. With this in mind, we encourage you to utilize the upcoming university holiday to seek activities that are meaningful to you and offer healing and rejuvenation. In the spirit of the MLK Day of Service “A day on, not a day off” we hope you will embrace this sentiment and seek to serve and connect with communities, foster a spirit of engagement, and renew a pledge for unity and purpose. There are a variety of local events and activities highlighting the MLK holiday, a sampling of opportunities and resources are listed below.