On Monday, January 16, Saint Joseph’s College, along with the surrounding community, will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy with its annual program. The celebration will feature several events, beginning with the Diversity March through Rensselaer.
The program will kick off at 12:00 pm CST with participants being bused from SJC’s Rev. Charles Banet, C.PP.S. Core Education Center to the Jasper County Courthouse in downtown Rensselaer. Then, at 12:30 pm, the Diversity March from the Courthouse back to campus will begin. Participants will arrive at the Core Education Center’s Shen Auditorium at 1:00 pm, where Vop Osili will be featured as the program’s speaker.
Vop Osili is a Nigerian-American, Indianapolis City-County Councilman from the 11th district. His insight into the political process and his experience in human rights will be invaluable to our students. As Associate Professor of English and Core 8 Director April Toadvine said, "We look forward to hearing about Mr. Osili's experience as a lawmaker and his strong commitment to civil rights."
During the program, recognition will also be given to the winners of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Contest, for which entries were solicited from area schools.
All are welcome to participate in the celebration free of charge.
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