CMU to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with week of events


A group of marchers participate in the Martin Luther King Day CommUNITY March Jan. 20 South Washington Street.

This week, Central Michigan University is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a week of activities organized by Multicultural Academic Student Services (MASS). 

According to CMU's announcement of the events, each activity is free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Here is a list of events for the week:

Monday, Jan. 16

9:30 a.m. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. CommUNITY Peace Brunch in Finch Fieldhouse. Doors open at 9 a.m.

12 p.m. - Day of Service with the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center in the Bovee UC Rotunda.

3 p.m. - CommUNITY Peace March and Vigil will begin in the Bovee UC Rotunda, moving through the residential area and proceeding downtown. 

Tuesday, Jan. 17

6:30 p.m. - Keynote Speaker: Feminista Jones in the French Auditorium, room 118 in the Education and Human Services Building. 

Wednesday, Jan. 18

6:30 p.m. - Ira Knight Presents: “From Myth to Man” in the Bush Theatre.

Friday, Jan. 20

6 p.m. - Charity Basketball Game in the Student Activity Center on courts 5 and 6.