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MLK Day events at ACC

Submitted by on January 20, 2020 – 12:56 amNo Comment

A couple of public events celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held at Alpena Community College Monday.

King was born January 15, 1929 and went on to become a Baptist minister, activist and a leader in the civil rights movement until he was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

Martin Luther King Day commemorates the birthday of King and celebrates his life, achievements and legacy.

ACC will host two events today, starting with a film and discussion on racism led by instructor Matt Dunckel. The documentary explores the history of racism in the United States. Dunckel’s class will participate in the subsequent discussion, which is open to the public.

The event is being held inside Room 106 of the Newport Center, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

And, a chili supper will be held in the Lumberjack Shack from 5 to 6:15 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for students. All proceeds benefit “Wash Your Coat,” a project that provides free laundromat services for those in need. Tickets can be purchased at the door.