Candle light vigil to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.

Utah State University’s 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. candlelight vigil will be held Wednesday night at 6 p.m. at the Taggart Student Center Ballroom and the public is invited to attend. The keynote speaker will be Mark Flores and there will also be perfrmances by members of the USU Black Student Union. Activities are free and the vigil is intended to provide students, faculty, staff and community members an opportunity to gather and consider the many sacrifices that have advanced social equality. Michelle Bogda, Director of the USU Access and Diversity Center, says Mark Flores is a successful Utah State graduate who played a critical role in establishing the Martin Luther King, Jr. vigil while he was a student at USU. His talk will focus on the foundation laid by Dr. King and the responsibility to complete his critical work. A reception and cadlelight march will follow the program.

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