March, serve and celebrate in honor of MLK Day

MLK March at NAU

The Lumberjack community will come together to honor the life and civil rights work of Martin Luther King Jr. during Northern Arizona University’s annual MLK celebration and day of service Monday, Jan. 18.

A march will begin at 1 p.m. at the University Union and end at the du Bois Center Ballroom on south campus. The “Chasing a Mountaintop” program will begin at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to join students and staff to celebrate the occasion.

The Black Student Union, Office of the President, Student Life, Residence Life, Athletics, W.A. Franke College of Business and Inclusion and Multicultural Services are coming together to present this longstanding event.

In the community, student-athletes will participate in various service projects, including prepping and serving food and cleaning up the trails throughout Flagstaff. NAU’s Civic Service Institute will partner with United Blood Services to host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Murdoch Community Center.

The university will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. NAU permits are not required for parking on campus that day. Parking restrictions for reserved stalls and meters remain in effect.