Eastern Mennonite University announces MLK Jr. Day celebration


by Ryan Cornell for Eastern Mennonite University and available here

A gospel choir concert, a one-man show and a pair of movie screenings will headline a three-day slate of events for EMU’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration this month. 

The celebration, held on the Harrisonburg, Virginia, campus from Saturday, Jan. 13, to Monday, Jan. 15, is themed “Remember, Celebrate, Thrive.”

“We need to remember that a lot of people are standing on the shoulders of giants who came before us during the Civil Rights Movement,” said Celeste Thomas, director of multicultural student services at EMU and chair of the committee planning the celebration. “We have to remember their sacrifice and all their hard work, but we also have to celebrate the accomplishments that came out of that. So, we celebrate what has been achieved and then stand on those shoulders so we can thrive as a community.”

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