WWU to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Free Community Breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m.

Western Washington University will honor the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a free community breakfast on Monday, Jan. 21.

The free breakfast, open to Western students, faculty and staff and members of the public, will be served from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Viking Commons dining hall on Western’s campus.

The event, held on the national holiday honoring the Rev. King, will include as speakers Western President Sabah Randhawa, Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville and student speakers Shaneen Walter-Edwards and Abdul-Malik Ford.

The city of Bellingham also is presenting its annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration "Mothers of the Movement," which features a program to be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21 at the Mount Baker Theater. The event is centered on the role of women and women of color in the Civil Rights Movement, the struggle of women of color in the modern world, and how the harmonious ring of Dr. King's dream for racial equity and equality can still be felt and fulfilled today. 

Parking enforcement will be suspended in campus lots 6, 11 and 7G from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21.

For more information, contact: Leonard Jones, director of WWU University Residences, at (360) 650-2923, or Leonard.Jones@wwu.edu

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