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Idaho State University to host march and program to honor memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted January 14, 2014

Idaho State University will host a Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Program at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20 on the ISU campus.

ISU students, faculty members, staff, and the public are invited. This year’s program theme will be, “Be the Change,” linked with the quote by Martin Luther King, Jr., “The Time is Always Right to do What is Right.”
Marchers will assemble at the northeast corner of Holt Arena and journey to the Pond Student Union, where a program will be held in the Bengal Theater. A bus provided by ISU Transportation Services will transport individuals wishing to participate but unable to march. The bus will provide transportation back to Holt Arena after the program for individuals who participated in the march.

The parade route will travel from the northeast corner of Holt Arena to Bonneville Street, where it will turn west to Memorial Way, then south on Memorial Way to Martin Luther King Jr. Way, then west to Caesar Chavez Way where it will head south to the Pond Student Union.

The program in the Pond Student Union Bengal Theater, scheduled to start around 2 p.m., will include a keynote address by ISU student Sherrod Baldwin. The program will include music and thoughts by ISU students, staff and community members.

High school students are also encouraged to participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration by posting pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #ISUMLK prior to the Jan. 20 march. Pictures posted to this hashtag, on the program’s themes of “Be the Change” and “The Time is Always Right to Do What is Right,” may then be displayed on a photo wall outside of the Bengal Theater for march participants to view on Jan. 20.

The event is sponsored by the ISU Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity, Diversity Resource Center and Gender Resource Center.

For more information, contact the Office of EO/AA and Diversity at (208)282-3964 or