Arizona State University will host its 28th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in January 2013. Tributes and recognition of Dr. King and the achievements of the civil rights movement have been celebrated at ASU since long before the creation of a state holiday in Arizona.
A highlight of the celebration is the recognition and awards ceremony for the Arizona K-12 students who are winners of the statewide essay-poster contest. A student rally, children’s march on the campus mall and other events are also held.
ALL ASU CAMPUSES
MLK DAY OF SERVICE, TBD
Join ASU MLK Celebration Committee and Changemaker Central in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. by volunteering in your community. Join us for a morning of service at one of three volunteer locations; light refreshments will be provided. Transportation provided for ASU students from all campuses. Register now at volunteer.asu.edu. Information: 480-965-9600.
Offices and classrooms on the four ASU campuses are closed to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
Poster-essay contest entries from schoolchildren around the state will be on display at the Tempe campus Memorial Union, the Student Union at ASU Polytechnic, and also online.
MARCH ON WEST
11am at Paley Gates. Join local 6th, 7th and 8th grade students and their teachers as they visit the West campus for the traditional "I Have a Dream" speech and historical March on Washington reenactment. Interactive educational presentations before and after the March on West will help students understand the significance of Martin Luther King's impact on our nation's history and in our lives.
West campus faculty, staff and students: Don't miss the inspirational and traditional "I have a dream" speech reenacted by Charles St. Clair, and to cheer on these middle school students, accompanied by percussion and drum cadence, as they March on West!
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
7 – 9 a.m. Student Union Cooley Ballroom, for community members, students, winners of the poster-essay contest and their parents, teachers and principals. President Michael Crow and the celebration committee are hosts. By invitation. Information: 480-965-5566.
MLK STUDENT RALLY & ORGANIZATIONAL FAIR
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on North Stage MU & Hayden Lawn Information: 480-965-6601.