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Join us for our Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Editor’s Note:  Please note a change in speaker for our 4 p.m. MLK Day Convocation Lecture.

Franklin College invites the community to participate in a day of service and other activities honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.

The MLK Day of Service is a nationally recognized event. Organizers and participants use the day as a way to transform King’s life and teachings into community service that helps empower and strengthen local communities. Registration is required to participate in Franklin College’s MLK Day of Service, which will engage volunteers in activities at various locations in Franklin at various times. If interested in volunteering, email diversity@FranklinCollege.edu.

In addition to the MLK Day of Service activities, the public is invited to participate in these celebratory campus events:

1 p.m. – Chapel Service, Richardson Chapel: Guest preacher H. Brydie Harris will present, “Building Up a New World.”

3:15 p.m. – MLK Day Commemorative March and Rally: The march will begin west of the B.F. Hamilton Library at the Indiana Alpha Gazebo and end at the Richardson Chapel. The purpose of the march is to honor those who marched before to win the freedoms known today and with those who still struggle to have their freedoms recognized.

4 p.m. – MLK Day Convocation Lecture, Richardson Chapel: Shambra Mulder will present a lecture titled “Free in Deeds.”

7 p.m. – Movie Showing of “Hidden Figures,” Richardson Chapel.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at (317) 738-8185.

(Posted Dec. 6, 2017)

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