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WVU students participate in a past Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast

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WHAT: West Virginia University students, faculty and staff will participate in a variety of projects and events to commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. 

WHEN and WHERE: Monday, Jan. 20 

8-10 a.m.: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast hosted by the WVU Center for Black Culture and Research, WVU Mountainlair Ballrooms

Motivational speaker Eugene Napoleon, a former WVU student-athlete and professional football player, will serve as the keynote speaker. 

The MLK Achievement Award, given to the nominee from West Virginia who best exemplifies working to fulfill King’s commitment, will be presented at the breakfast. 

U92 WWVU-FM will broadcast live from the Unity Breakfast. 

Following the breakfast, volunteers will travel to complete a variety of service projects in Morgantown coordinated by the WVU Center for Service and Learning. 

Highlighted projects include:

  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Appalachian Prison Book Project package books, WVU Center for Service and Learning
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Ronald McDonald House, 841 Country Club Road
  • 10 a.m. - noon: Community Kitchen, 247 Wiley Street
  • 10 a.m. - noon: The Salvation Army, 1264 University Avenue
  • 10 a.m. - noon: Morgantown Art Party, 268 High Street
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Sort clothing at Christian Help, 219 Walnut Street
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Clean art displays at the Monongalia Arts Center, 107 High Street 

Vice President for WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Meshea L. Poore and staff will also participate in events scheduled in Charleston.

  • 9:30 a.m.: West Virginia Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission Ecumenical Service, Asbury United Methodist Church
  • 1 p.m.: Ceremony to unveil Martin Luther King Jr. Way sign, Court Street and Brawley Walkway, followed by a symbolic march to the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 304 Donnally Street where Poore will serve as a guest speaker 



CONTACT: Marjorie Fuller
Center for Black Culture and Research


Sarah Lowther Hensley
Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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