Western to celebrate MLK Day on Monday, Jan. 16 with speaker LaTosha Brown

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is this Monday, Jan. 16. Together with our local and regional partners, the WWU community is honoring Dr. King with a day on for service, gratitude, and community.

The University's hybrid program is open to the public and will be keynoted by LaTosha Brown (pictured at right), co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund, principal of TruthSpeaks Consulting Inc., and founding project director of Grantmakers for Southern Progress. Jason McGill, CEO of Northwest Youth Services and members of the Whatcom Racial Equity Commission will also address the event. Visit wwu.edu/MLK for information on how to attend or to connect with the live streaming link on the day of.

8 a.m. — Community Breakfast, WWU Viking Commons (Free admission and free breakfast, please RSVP at wwu.edu/MLK)

9:30 a.m. — MLK Day Commemoration, WWU Performing Arts Center (Free admission, live streaming) Parking is free on campus 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Following the program, we encourage our community to participate in service opportunities, support local Black-owned businesses and reflect with family and friends about Dr. King's legacy and what he meant by creating a beloved community.

Find out more about LaTosha Brown here.

Campus to celebrate MLK Day on January 16
LaTosha Brown speaks passionately on stage; she holds a microphone in her right hand