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JALC to Host First Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Breakfast on January 16

Published on January 5, 2024

John A. Logan College President Dr. Kirk Overstreet and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion have announced plans to host an annual celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King with a breakfast program honoring the life of the civil rights icon. The event is free and open to the public on Tuesday, January 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the JALC Conference Center.

According to President Overstreet, the event will take place on the 16 to allow more students to attend.

“We want our students and staff to be able to participate in all of the wonderful events here in southern Illinois on MLK Day,” said Overstreet. “It was important to our staff to have an event that would allow more students and the community to attend. It also coincides with our first day of the spring semester, so we are looking forward to an exciting day.”

The College will award the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship to Alexis Anders during the ceremony. Alexis is working towards her Associate in Arts Degree in Criminal Justice.

The theme for this year’s event is Living the Dream: It starts with me. Shifting the cultural climate through the study and practice of Kingian Nonviolence. The keynote speaker is Terance Henry, the IT Director for the City of Marion.

If you would like more information, you can contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 618-985-2828, Ext. 8586