Monday MLK events

Judge Glenda Hatchett is the keynote speaker for Monday's King celebration.
Judge Glenda Hatchett is the keynote speaker for Monday's King celebration.
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The Kirkhof Center will serve as the hub for activities to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 21.

Concurrent social justice activities will run from 10-11:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. Details are below; all events are free and open to the public.

• Poverty Simulation: Two sessions are planned: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Pere Marquette Room. RSVPs were required, but there may be walk-in space.

• Crafting for Our Community: Two sessions are planned: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., rooms 2215/2216. RSVPs were required, but there may be walk-in space.

• Marathon Reading: Campus community members will read from King’s writings and the works he inspired. Sessions will begin at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in room 2266. Participants can drop in anytime.

• Free Lunch and Viewing of Presidential Inauguration: 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Grand River Room.

• Silent March: 1 p.m., starts at Zumberge Library.

• Presentation by Glenda Hatchett: 1:30 p.m., Grand River Room.

• Straight Talk: America in the Age of Obama, Part 2: Panel discussion with Joe Jones, interim president of Grand Rapids Urban League; Sherry Johnson, assistant professor of English; Louis Moore, assistant professor of history. Room 2270; 2 p.m. only.

For complete details, visit www.gvsu.edu/mlk.