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Finlandia & Michigan Tech Holding MLK Events

Events honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place throughout the state today.

This is a national holiday so government offices are closed as are many schools, banks and other businesses.

Both local universities are holding events to honor the day.

Finlandia University will hold their 2nd Annual MLK Day of Service starting at 10am at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

Power and People co-founder Nicole Newman is the keynote speaker at the event, which will be followed by volunteer service at several locations in the area, including the Salvation Army, Little Brothers and the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter.

The feature film “Selma” will be shown tonight at 7:00pm at Wargelin Hall.

Michigan Tech students will visit local area schools to read stories about Dr. King to elementary students.

The 28th Annual MLK Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Robert Scott, the director of the Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach at the University of Michigan.

Following the banquet, there will be Interfaith readings from 8 to 9 p.m. in the MUB Ballroom.

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