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On Jan. 17, Auburn University and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, or OID, will join the rest of the nation and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day as the life and legacy of one of the most influential and accomplished figures in Unites States history is honored. Dr. King’s activism and organizational leadership played a key role in the American civil rights movement, and his legacy is a reminder that citizens must continue to work to create a more equitable nation for all Americans.

To ensure that all members of the Auburn Family have the opportunity to celebrate and learn about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and his fight for civil rights, OID will host several events the week of Jan. 17 that will focus on various topical social justice issues. These include a Canned Good and Hygiene Product Drive, which began on Jan. 3 and runs through Jan. 24, a Community Picnic on Jan. 15 and the online MLK Scholarship Breakfast on Jan. 17 hosted by the National Forum for Black Public Administrators and the Office of University Outreach. The MLK Scholarship Breakfast is now a fully virtual event, and all ticket sales will go to support scholarships in the local community.

The Black Student Union, or BSU, also will continue its yearly tradition and collaborate on a day of service. The full calendar of scheduled events and how to register is available here.

Auburn and OID recognize the substantial impact Dr. King had on America’s civil rights movement and are committed to continuing to accelerate inclusion in the community. For more information on Auburn’s commitment to DEI and other notes of recognition, please visit OID through its website, on Instagram, DEI landing page or by signing up for the OID newsletter.

 

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