Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a march


By Carina Sorrentino

Monday, Jan. 19, during common lunch, students convened outside of Schaffer Library for the annual walk celebrating the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Despite chilly temperatures and snow on the ground, students came bundled up and prepared to walk.

Students marched and chanted the song “We Shall Overcome” in unison while holding signs that read, among other things, “Unity,” “Celebrate Community, Honor Diversity” and, “What are you doing for others?”

The walk was a kick-off for Martin Luther King Jr. Week at Union, which consisted of the weekend’s Next Step Retreat, a showing of a documentary on Martin Luther King Jr. and a social justice speak-out in Schaffer Library.

Schenectady students were invited to attend all of the week’s events and participate with the Union community.

The walk commenced in the Nott Memorial with a discussion on the legacy left behind by Martin Luther King Jr. to celebrate the birthday of a historical hero at Union.


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