Western Illinois to be host of week of service for Martin Luther King Jr. Week


| Photo courtesy of Western Illinois University

MACOMB, Ill. — To commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Western Illinois University will host a week of service Jan. 16-20.

Events scheduled as part of this year’s initiative include:

Monday, Jan. 16 Macomb’s annual community MLK march will begin in downtown Macomb and end at the Mount Calvary Church of God in Christ.

  • 9 a.m. – All participants will line up in downtown Macomb.
  • 9:15 a.m. – The march will begin.
  • 9:45 a.m. – A reception will be held at Mt. Calvary Church of God in Christ.
  • 11 a.m. – WIU President Huang will speak before the Hon. Pamela Davidson gives a keynote address.

Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 17-19 — An information table and banner signing will be displayed in the WIU student union to promote unity.

Thursday, Jan. 19 — Volunteers will work with the Good Food Collaborative organization from the WIU Student Volunteer Service.

Friday, Jan. 20: — “Words Matter, Actions Matter,” sponsored by the WIU Peace Corps and MCC, will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center. Light refreshments will be provided at this event.

For more information, visit wiu.edu/purplepost.

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