UND to honor legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with two special events this week

The University will honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with a series of events on campus this week, including joint recognition by the University and the City at the annual Dream in Action Awards ceremony on Wednesday.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday observed as a national day of service. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to issues we face every day in our communities.

On Wednesday, Jan. 15, UND and the City of Grand Forks will host the annual Dream in Action awards, which recognize individuals and organizations whose work advances societal equity and inclusion. UND Interim President Joshua Wynne and Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown will present the four awards conferred this year. Student leaders of the UND Black Student Association will emcee the occasion.

The Dream in Action ceremony and reception will take place at the Gorecki Alumni Center, starting at 6 p.m. The program for the evening is:

The following day, Thursday, Jan. 16, UND’s Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion will host a “Lunch & Learn,” an informal gathering for students and community guests to discuss the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. The event will take place at noon at the American Indian Center on campus. Lunch will be provided.

Both events are open to the public. Please consult UND Parking policies for information on best places to park during your visit to campus. Free visitor parking is available at the Gorecki Alumni Center.

Monday, Jan. 20,  UND offices will be closed in observance of MLK Day.