MLK Activities Fair is opportunity for a ‘day on’


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday will be a “day on” rather than a “day off” at The University of Akron.

Our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Activities Fair will be held Monday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Student Union Ballroom, 303 Carroll St., where activities will enable the community to utilize the day as more than a holiday to celebrate King’s legacy.

The featured speaker at the event will be Jolene A. Lane, chief diversity officer and vice president of inclusion and equity at UA.

The Activities Fair — focused on children in grades K-12, as well as their families — will include jewelry making and treats, coloring and crafts, biographic information and visual displays of King, details on the civil rights movement and performers. Community and student organizations will provide activities and messages encouraging nonviolence, civic responsibility, respect for differences and highlighting the importance of education.


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Children at MLK Activities Fair