Ivy Tech Community College remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. legacy

INDIANAPOLIS –Ivy Tech Community College students, faculty, and staff will remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a variety of activities throughout the week of January 19, focused on service, reflection, and celebration. The activities will take place across the state. For more information on all the below activities visit: http://www.ivytech.edu/student-life/mlk.html.


  • Several volunteer opportunities and community awareness programs will take place with the Middle Way House, Bloomington Community Orchard, Bloomington Environmental Commission and Habitat Stewards.


  • The Columbus campus will host a blood drive on Wednesday, January 23, from 1pm to 5pm.
  • A free, interactive workshop called “Diversity and Inclusiveness: Take the Lead!” will also take place on Friday, January 23, at 11:30 am on campus.


  • The fourth annual service week will extend from Monday, January 19 through Saturday, January 24.

Fort Wayne

  • The campus will host “The Dream: ONE Goal, ONE Vision—Unity!” at 6pm on January 22.

Gary and Michigan City

  • Both campuses present Hip Hop Detoxx to provide services for teens and young adults.


  • Tickets are on sale now for the “Doing the Dream 2015” community banquet on Feb. 5 featuring LeVar Burton, actor and host of the original “Reading Rainbow” on PBS. Reservations for the banquet, at $50 each, must be made by Jan. 29 online at ivytech.edu/kokomo/levarburton2015.html.


  • A visual timeline of the civil rights movement showing past, present and future will be on display. A pre-release viewing of the film Selma will also be held on February 25.

Terre Haute

  • A week of service will extend from Monday, January 19 through Friday, January 24.

For more detailed information about these events, including locations, please visit www.ivytech.edu/student-life/mlk.html.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 200,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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