News Release

UDM Celebrates MLK Day Events on Campus

The University of Detroit Mercy community will join together to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day next week. The remembrance begins on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 12:45 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building, room #115 with a UDM student kick-off event discussing the black leader’s passion for life and the need to give back to others. Martin Park Association community leaders LeVetria Johnson and Gordon Nash will discuss projects that students, faculty and staff can get involved in.

On Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building, room #113, UDM will look at “Becoming the Beloved Community: Celebrating Our Diverse Heritage.” The discussion will be lead by James Perkinson, professor of Ethics and Systematic Theology at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit and Mark Greer, II, organizer of MOSES (Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength). MOSES is a group of diverse congregations, organizes communities, develops leaders and builds relationships to advocate for social justice.

The MLK events will end on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 12:45-2 p.m. in the Commerce & Finance Building, room #139 with “Reflections on Community Service” with Tim Hipskind, S.J., director for the Institute for Leadership and Service at UDM and Drew Peters, assistant director of Student Life.

All events are free and open to the University community and the public.

Also, UDM is hosting a series of events for Black History Month during February 2014.  See details on the Special Events page.

Release date: January 14, 2014

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