WAYNE – The observation of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday will begin Wednesday where the public is invited to attend activities on the campus of Wayne State College.
According to a release from WSC, the free activities will run from now until Wednesday, January 22 as those who attend may park in the visitor parking spots in lot 10 or at a nearby location just off-campus. Martin Luther King Jr. day is Monday, January 20.
Professional staff and service-learning staff members will lead the ‘tie blankets’ activity where the room will be open from 8 a.m. until the building is closed around 9 p.m. both Wednesday and Thursday, January 15-16. Anyone may stop in at any time and tie blankets.
Moving into Monday, January 20, stories of diversity and inclusion will be held from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. and a round table conservation (pizza social) will follow from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Gardner Auditorium.
Other events include more stories of diversity and inclusion on Tuesday, January 21 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Gardner Auditorium and a movie hosted at the Majestic Theatre on Wednesday, January 22 at 7 p.m.
Those who would like to go see the film “Dear White People” can meet at the Kanter Student Center (northwest entrance) for a ride departing at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The event is sponsored by the President’s Council on Diversity, Student Activities Board as well as multicultural and international programs.
The Monday stories of diversity and inclusion will showcase panelists sharing their stories and taking questions to promote mutual understanding and friendships. Dr. Becky Zavada will then share her experiences of growing up in apartheid South Africa and the American south. She will also discuss her family’s story of immigration and assimilation during the Tuesday event.
Contact the Wayne State College Multicultural Center at 402-375-7749 for more information.