Public Invited to Join Pacific University in Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 16

The public is invited to join Pacific University in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 16 during the university's annual MLK Day celebration.

The day begins at 10:15 a.m. in the Old College Hall chapel with an interfaith service featuring Rev. Cecil Prescod.

At 11:30 a.m., a community march from Rogers Park to the university’s Marsh Hall led by the Tom McCall Upper Elementary School Roots & Shoots group with giant peace doves will take place. On campus, Roots & Shoots members will provide paper peace crane construction opportunities for children and others interested in participating.

The main program begins at noon in the University Center and will be an interactive discussion about what people can do to become active bystanders in the face of hatred and intimidation. This discussion's theme will center around Dr. King assuming "uncomfortable leadership" as a civil rights activist. Lunch for all attendees will be provided at 12:45 and include traditional southern fare.

For more information, please contact Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie at

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017