Omaha Public Radio News
Wed January 11, 2012
Creighton celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Omaha, NE – Creighton University will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. next week with four days of events.
John Pierce is the Associate Vice President for Affirmative Action and Diversity Outreach at Creighton. He is also the chair of Creighton's MLK committee. Pierce says part of Creighton's mission is to focus on social justice and equality and respect for all individuals.
He says next week's celebration fits right in with that mission. The week begins with a Table Talk on Monday the 16th at 11:30 a.m.
"Later that afternoon, at 4:00, we will have our awards and recognition program, which will be an event where we recognize students from our adopt-a-school program who have submitted essays and posters. We will recognize undergraduate students who have lived up to the ideals of Dr. King and we will also recognize members of the community."
Pierce says there will also be a Unity Prayer Luncheon on Wednesday the 18th at 11:30 and a Cake and Choir event at Noon on Friday the 20th. All events take place in Creighton's Harper Center.
Details on all Martin Luther King, Jr. events are available online at Creighton.edu.