Columbus holds two MLK Day events on Monday

Carolyn Butler-Lee
Carolyn Butler-Lee

COLUMBUS, Ind. – The city of Columbus will be host to two Martin Luther King Day events on Monday, a community breakfast at The Commons and a diversity celebration at IUPUI.

The 22nd annual MLK Day Community Breakfast, in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., is free and will be served at 7:00 a.m., and then followed by a special presentation starting around 7:30 a.m. The program will feature brief remarks, including community updates from the mayor and the BCSC superintendent. This year’s Keynote speaker is CBS4 morning anchor, Frank Mickens. Several $500 scholarships will be awarded to local students.

IUPUC hosts a diversity event to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The celebration features the presentation of IUPUC’s annual Excellence in Diversity Awards, and the keynote speaker will be Carolyn Butler-Lee, Executive Director of Corporate Human Resources at Cummins.

“As a nation built on diversity, it’s important that we take time to celebrate the contributions Dr. King made in the struggle for civil and human rights,” said Dr. Reinhold Hill, Vice Chancellor and Dean at IUPUC. The program, in the lecture hall of the Columbus Learning Center, is free and open to the public. It includes a light lunch.

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