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Friday, January 13, 2012

Norwich celebrates human rights all week in honor of MLK

For Immediate Release
Jan. 13, 2012

Contact: Daphne Larkin
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The Norwich University community will celebrate human rights with discussion, reflection and service and other activities throughout the week of Jan. 15 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

One of the highlights of the week will be hour long museum staff guided tours of the Civil War exhibit currently on display at the Sullivan Museum and History Center Monday beginning at 12:15 and 1:15 and on Friday beginning at 11:15 and 12:15. These are free and open to the public.

Also on Friday, members of Norwich’s first ever LGBTQ Allies Club will hold an open house to discuss upcoming club events.

And community service activities in Northfield and surrounding towns coordinated through the Center for Civic Engagement are planned to run from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21.

“It is most important that we reflect on all aspects of Dr King’s work,” said Michael B. Kelley, vice president of student affairs. “NU will attempt to scratch the surface of his human rights journey in the week ahead.”

Other ways the community will celebrate the legacy of MLK include:

• “Dream Boards” where students can post their thoughts and wishes for human rights
• Regional dishes served in the dining hall
• Screening of historic newsreel of the Civil Rights movement
• Student assembly with presentations by school leaders
• ROTC discussion of diversity in the US Armed Services
• MLK slideshow and quiet reflection in White Chapel
• International student coffee hour


Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu