Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration—Peacemaking Week

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Walla Walla University will present a special community event on Monday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. in the Walla Walla University Church, 212 S.W. 4th St., College Place. Special events are planned throughout Peacemaking Week, Jan. 21–26, 2019.


Monday, Jan. 21, 4 p.m.
A MLK Peace March through downtown Walla Walla will commemorate the life and activism of Martin Luther King Jr. Students from WWU and Whitman College will gather with members of the Walla Walla community at 4 p.m. at the Whitman College Reid Center, 280 Boyer Ave., Walla Walla, and will march to the GESA Powerhouse Theater, 111 N. 6th Ave., Walla Walla. Following the march, there will be a short program at the theater with remarks from Tim Golden, WWU professor of philosophy, and performances by the Whitman Freedom Singers and the WWU Berean choir. Refreshments will be provided.


Monday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m.
A screening of the film Blood Brother will take place in the WWU Black Box Theater, 306 S.W. 4th St., College Place.


Tuesday, Jan. 22, 8 a.m.
The WWU Amnesty International Club and the WWU History Club will offer hot drinks beginning at 8 a.m. in front of the WWU Administration Building, 204 S. College Ave., College Place.


Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m.
The WWU Social Work Club and the WWU Asian and Pacific Islander Club will host a privilege walk at 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the University Church, 212 S.W. 4th St., College Place.


Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.
The WWU chapter of Engineers Without Borders will host a group discussion in the WWU Student Association Center, 32 S.E. Ash St., College Place.


Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m.
The WWU Theology Club will host a panel discussion in Smith Hall, Room 100, 22 S. College Ave., College Place.


Saturday, Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m.
The WWU Berean Fellowship will host Peacemaking as Christ Followers in the WWU Black Box Theater, 306 S.W. 4th St., College Place.

Transportation to the Peace March and Candlelight Vigil will be provided for WWU students

3:15 p.m. | Meet in front of the University Church

3:30 p.m. | Depart for Whitman College

4 p.m. | Begin march at Whitman College Reid Center (CommUnity credit is available for WWU students)

4:15 p.m. | Candlelight march to Gesa Power House Theatre

4:30 p.m. | Program/Refreshments at Gesa Power House Theatre

5 p.m. | WWU bus returns to campus (leaves from Gesa Power House Theatre)


Last update on February 13, 2019