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WVU to host Martin Luther King Jr Unity Breakfast followed by a day of service

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WVU will honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a breakfast and a day of service Jan. 21.

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WHAT:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast, Day of Service

WHEN and WHERE: Monday, Jan. 21

8 - 10 a.m.: MLK Day Breakfast by the Center for Black Culture and Research, WVU Mountainlair 

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Appalachian Prison Book Project, WVU Center for Service and Learning

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Guided discussions about Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision, Mountaineer Boys and Girls Club, 918 Fortney Street

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Serve meals and visit families at Rosenbaum House, 30 Family House Drive

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Help complete the Spirit Wall mural at Dorsey’s Knob

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Painting diversity murals for Westwood Middle and South Middle, WVU Mountainlair

10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Serve meals at Morgantown Community Kitchen, 247 Willey Street

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Maintain and beautify the WVU Arboretum 

WHO:  Meshea Poore, Vice President of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at West Virginia University, is the keynote speaker for the MLK Day Breakfast. Poore leads the Division’s efforts to create an inclusive and supportive campus environment.

NOTES: The celebration, now in its 29th year, provides an opportunity for the WVU and greater Morgantown communities to come together to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and to recognize those in our community who have worked to uphold the principles of equality and social justice. 

The MLK Scholarship Award and the MLK Achievement Award will be presented at the breakfast. The scholarship is awarded annually to a WVU student who demonstrates an active interest and meaningful involvement in areas of human rights, civil rights and social justice. The Achievement Award is given to the nominee from West Virginia who best exemplifies working to fulfill King’s commitment. 

Following the breakfast, volunteers will travel to complete a variety of service projects in Morgantown. 

For more information about this event call 304.293.7029 or



CONTACT: Marjorie Fuller, Center for Black Culture & Research; 304.293.7029 

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