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MLK Jr. Day 2024 brief

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Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. Courtesy of Unsplash.

Next week, the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, in association with the Carolina Union Activities Board and the Office of Student Life and Leadership, is hosting a variety of activities and events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This year, the overarching theme for the celebrations is “The Time is Now,” urging members of the community to take immediate action stand against injustices they encounter.

The week will kick off with the Jan. 14 Community Celebration at 6 p.m. at the UNC Friday Center, including a speech from former District Judge Beverly Scarlett. On Jan. 15, there will be the Day of Service, which will include the “Hoops for Hunger” basketball tournament. The Jan. 18th Lecture and Awards Ceremony will feature a keynote address from New York Times bestselling author Michelle Alexander alongside presentations from student organizations.

Rounding out the week is the Jan. 19 Unity Event and Showcase of the Arts, showcasing cultures, student organizations and other activities on UNC's campus.

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