Gannon celebrates MLK Day

Michael Guido, News Editor

Gannon University’s Mission and Ministry Office has invited the Gannon community to participate in an event to remember the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The event, which will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, is intended to allow students and faculty to observe MLK Day while learning about the legacy King left behind.

In an invitational poster sent to students, faculty and staff via email, all were encouraged to participate in the spirit of “a day on, not a day off.”

The Rev. Michael Kesicki said in a statement as part of the email that King “promoted the power and the challenge of love – the love of self-sacrifice, the love of generous gift.”

“So, dear Gannon family and friends in the United States and throughout the world, may we be dedicated to the message of Dr. Martin Luther King, to his legacy, but even more so to his way – to his way of moving forward,” Kesicki said.

King was a leading figure of the civil rights movement that occurred in the United States throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He left his legacy leading events such as the March on Washington and the Selma to Montgomery marches.

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