Events in Kalamazoo, On Campus, Honor MLK On Holiday

Jan 14, 2018

Western Herald Story on Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at WMU in 1963
Credit WMU University Relations

The city of Kalamazoo is hosting its 16th annual day of service for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. 

Volunteers will give their time at social service agencies coordinated by Volunteer Kalamazoo.

There will be no classes at Western Michigan University on Monday, but there are several events to mark the holiday and to honor the life of the civil rights leader.

A Day of Learning and Action is being held at the Bernhard Center on Monday. A 10:50 a.m. convocation at Kalamazoo College (see story) and a commemorative walk from the flag poles near Kanley Chapel to MLK Park in Kalamazoo are also planned.  

Grand Valley State University will have an MLK Day speaker at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Grand Rapids (see story). GVSU has a second speaker at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (see story).