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Regis College has planned events throughout the week of Jan. 18 that will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The campus community will come together to discuss and explore the civil rights leader’s impact on society today. Make sure to follow the Center for Inclusive Excellence and the Center for Campus Ministry and Service on Twitter and Instagram for more information.

“It is important that we not only celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s contributions, but that we also reflect on his teachings and understand the continued relevance of his strong commitment to social justice and change through nonviolent protest,” said Audrey Grace, associate vice president for inclusive excellence and chief diversity officer.

Panel Discussion: Is the Dream Still Alive?

Monday, January 18, 1 to 2 p.m.

Hosted by the Center for Ministry and Service and moderated by Caron Camille, graduate intern for the Center for Inclusive Excellence, this panel discussion will feature members of the Regis community Moddie Linen, graduate intern for Residence Life; Scholastica Egwakhuide, ’23, and Caroline O’Connor, ’22. Together they will examine the role Dr. King’s work plays in the still ongoing battle for equity and inclusion.

Watch the panel discussion live stream

The Poor People’s Campaign

Tuesday, January 19

Follow the Center for Inclusive Excellence on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter throughout the day to learn information about the Poor People’s Campaign, an incredibly important initiative that Dr. King first announced in 1967 as the next chapter in the struggle for genuine equality.

Virtual Gallery

Wednesday, January 20, noon

Explore the life and history of Dr. King with a virtual gallery featuring images of Dr. King throughout his life. As you watch the images, you will hear members of the Regis community read excerpts from his “I Have a Dream” speech.

View the virtual gallery

Thursday Thoughts

Thursday, January 21, 1 p.m.

For this Thursday Thoughts, the conversation will focus on the role athletes have in activist movements. This virtual conversation will explore what it means to be an athlete and work to ensure a more just world for all.