Martin Luther King jr. remembered

Students honor the life of famous civil rights activist

By Eunice Tibay
On January 18, 2018

Photo by Kaitlin Trujillo
Students show off their artistic ability duing the MLK celebration. Free style painting was one of the activities offered for the day.

The Multicultural Center celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 16 in the University Center Lobby in remembrance of his life and achievements.

Students were invited to join the Center in remembering the American civil rights leader who led campaigns to end racial segregation and promote equal rights for all races

"We should celebrate Martin Luther King day because it gives us the opportunity to remember someone who gave a lot for our rights," graduate student Jordan Butler said. "So by celebrating, we get to kind of see how far we’ve come, how far we can go."

Food, painting and music from the civil rights era were some of the attractions at the event.

"It’s very important for us to remember MLK and his achievements," Lizette Guerrero, junior, said. "He’s a man that worked very hard for love and peace. I think that now more than ever we need to remember what people like him have taught us throughout history."

The Multicultural Center also played some of King’s speeches, such as his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.

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