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Martin Luther King Jr. Community Event

January 18 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am

Working Together – Building Harmony

Join us for the 26th annual region-wide MLK Community Event! PNW invited 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 Karen Bishop Morris, Associate Professor of English at PNW
  • Opening remarks from Thomas L. Keon, Chancellor of Purdue University Northwest
  • Inspiring vocal performance from Vanessa Allen-McCloud, President and CEO of the Urban League of Northwest Indiana
  • Emcee Wendel McCollum, Associate Superintendent of Michigan City Area Schools

View The Virtual Program

Event Sponsors

Premier Sponsors

  • Horizon Bank
  • NiSource Charitable Foundation
  • Purdue University Northwest Creating a Culture of Inclusion Team

Gold Sponsors

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

Silver Sponsors

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

Bronze Sponsors

  • La Porte County Herald-Dispatch
  • La Porte County NAACP
  • Life Changes, LLC
  • Michigan City Commission on the Social Status of African American Males

For more information, visit www.pnw.edu/mlk-celebration. To request a disability-related accommodation for this event contact Laura Odom, associate director of the Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, at odoml@pnw.edu.

To request a disability-related accommodation for this event, please contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at edi@pnw.edu or (219) 785-5545 five days prior to the event.


January 18
8:30 am - 9:45 am
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