Friday, January 17, 2014

MLK Day is a Day ON at Ferris State University

Although classes will not be in session on Monday, the Ferris State University community is encouraged to spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a day on, not a day off.

Beginning on Jan. 20, participants will come together for a series of events over a four-day celebration of MLK and his dream.  The celebration will include a number of events designed to promote awareness of civil rights, service and social justice.

One of the many events taking place is the 28th annual student tribute and featured spoken word presentation by The Dark Noise Collective.  It will be held Jan. 22 from 7 - 9 p.m. in Williams Auditorium.

The Dark Noise Collective is a multiracial, multi-genre tour featuring some of the most exciting, insightful, and powerful spoken word artists working today.  The performances focus on race, gender, religious exploration, queer identity, hip-hop culture, and radical truth-telling.  More information can be found at: http://www.darknoisetour.com.

Check out this story for more details, including the events that will highlight the celebration:
http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/news/archive/2013/december/mlk.htm

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1 comment:

  1. I think it's great that this has been expanded from just a one day thing. Civil rights are incredibly important and MLK was definitely someone to be respected and celebrated.

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