Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”This quote is the theme of the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration, which will take place Monday, Jan. 19, at 9 a.m. in Savage Arena at The University of Toledo. The 14th annual celebration will be held to commemorate the life and legacy of the Nobel Peace Prize winner.
The theme could not be more fitting; each year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is dedicated to helping others.
“As we begin this new year of 2015, it is the perfect time to volunteer alongside our neighbors to better our community,” said Dr. Nagi Naganathan, UT interim president. “Be inspired to serve others and take a look at what we can accomplish together.”
The Unity Celebration will feature remarks from Naganathan, Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins, and several guest speakers.
There also will be performances by the Woodward High School chorus, saxophonist Arthur Bishop, the band FU5ION, a bagpipe player, the Woodward High School Band, and the Toledo School for the Arts’ Afro-Caribbean Dance and Drums.
Also to be recognized are this year’s recipients of The University of Toledo’s 2014 MLK Scholarship, which was established in 1969 shortly after King’s death. Thanks to Paramount Advantage, the scholarship has been funded for the past 20 years.