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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the La Roche University community. The virtual event is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. on Zoom

Presented by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office and the Inclusion Council


Tentative Program Schedule

  • Welcome by Sarah White, Executive Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer
  • Invocation by Father Peter Horton, Chaplain
  • Presentation by Dr. Azlan Tajuddin
  • Students, faculty and staff read excerpts from Dr. King’s speeches and writings
  • LRU community members reflect on what Dr. King’s legacy means to them
  • Candle lighting ceremony honoring those who fight for civil rights, including those who have died as a result of injustice
  • Dance performance
  • Closing song


Register in advance for the event. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

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What does Dr. King’s legacy mean to you, and why is it important to continue his legacy?

Submit your reflection on Instagram. Follow@larocheuniv and submit via direct message by Jan. 14. Submissions can include:

  • Short videos no longer than 30 seconds
  • Written reflections - Suggested word count: 200
  • Poetry – Suggested line count: 8
  • Artwork
  • Photography
  • Musical and dance performances

All current and deposited students who share a reflection will be entered to win a $50 gift card. See terms and conditions.


Traditionally the LRU community celebrates the life of Dr. King with a Day of Service. Reach out and make a difference in your community by participating in the following events: