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January 17 march at Idaho State University to honor memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted December 20, 2010

Idaho State University will host a Martin Luther King Jr. March at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 on the ISU campus.

Marchers will assemble at the northeast corner of Holt Arena and journey to the Pond Student Union, where a program will be held in the Bengal Theater. A bus provided by ISU Transportation Services will transport individuals wishing to participate but unable to march. The bus will provide transportation back to Holt Arena after the program for individuals who participated in the march.

The program in the Pond Student Union Bengal Theater, scheduled to start around 2 p.m., will include a keynote address by Jason Wright, ISU graduate student. Various student-organization leaders will make presentations, and there will be an audio presentation of one of Dr. King’s writings. James Fletcher, vice president of Finance and Administration, will present the welcoming address, and James Burnett, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice will deliver closing remarks. 

The march route will travel from the northeast corner of Holt Arena to Bonneville Street, where it will turn west to Memorial Way, then south on Memorial Way to Martin Luther King Jr. Way, then west to Caesar Chavez Way where it will head south to the Pond student Union.

The march is sponsored by the following ISU entities: Finance and Administration, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity, Diversity Center, Multicultural Committee, Department of Sociology and the Union Program Council.  

For more information, contact the EO/AA and Diversity Office at 282-3964 or rogekay@isu.edu.

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