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WIU to Host Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week of Service

January 5, 2022

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MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University will commemorate the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week of Service Monday, Jan. 17-Saturday, Jan. 22.

Events scheduled as part of this year's celebration include:

Wednesday, Jan. 19: 5 p.m. in the Multicultural Center Multipurpose Room –

- "Building the Beloved Community: Argrow's House of Healing and Hope – Keynote speaker Dr. Kit Ford.

- "Building the Beloved Community Workshop: Leading Between the Lines: Coalition Building in Race, Politics and Poverty – Workshop facilitator the Rev. Dwight Ford.

Friday, Jan 21: noon-5 p.m., around WIU's Macomb campus – MLK Scavenger Hunt, presented by the Office of Student Engagement's (OSE) Volunteer Programs.

Saturday, Jan. 22: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sandburg Lounge – Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service – presented by the OSE Volunteer Programs and Habitat for Humanity

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