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Martin Luther King Jr. Community Event

January 17, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Join us for the 27th annual region-wide MLK Community Event! PNW will invite the Northwest Indiana community to a virtual program celebrating diversity and inclusion through the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Program highlights included:An illustration of Martin Luther King Jr. in front of an American flag

  • A keynote presentation by Nicky Jackson, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at PNW
  • Opening remarks from PNW Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Kenneth C. Holford
  • Musical interlude by Jenne Carey
  • Emcee Dion Campbell

The event will be viewable on PNW’s Youtube.

In lieu of donations of needed items collected at the in-person events held on the PNW campuses in previous years, the planning committee kindly suggests making a donation to a charity or organization of your choice.

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Generous support from several community sponsors has helped make PNW’s annual MLK Day recognition possible.

Bronze Donors

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Craig+ Marketing Group LLC
  • Sondra Craig
  • La Porte County Herald-Dispatch
  • La Porte County NAACP
  • Michigan City Commission on the Social Status of African American Males

Silver Donors

  • 1st Source Bank
  • Unity Foundation of La Porte County

Gold Donors

  • Michigan City Human Rights Commission
  • Michigan City La Porte Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Sinai Temple

Premier Donors

  • Horizon Bank
  • Purdue University Northwest

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at oie@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.