Ohio University Southern’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion will honor the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special community celebration on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Ironton campus.

The event will include musical performances and the announcement of the winners of the annual MLK essay contest. It will also feature presentations by Natalie Adams, member of the South Point High School Board of Education, Purba Das, Ph.D., and Juli Stephens, Field Representative for U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson.

To foster an atmosphere of solidarity, the campus will host a Student Leadership Luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The luncheon is by reservation and will serve as an opportunity for honest conversation within the campus community.

A showing of the film, “All The Way,” is scheduled for Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Student Resource Commons Success Center. It is opened to the public and free to attend. It is hosted by professor Deborah Marinski, Ph.D.

Ohio Southern student organizations are conducting an MLK donation drive through Feb. 28. Non-perishable food items, toiletries and school supplies are being collected across campus for the Bobcats Share Box, a project to address food insecurity.

For more information, contact Robert Pleasant, Associate Director of Ohio Southern Student Resource Commons, at (740) 533-4608.

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