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Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance March To Take Place At Una

Jan. 06, 2021

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256-606-2033 or 256-765-4392

FLORENCE, AL - The annual Martin Luther King Jr., Remembrance March on the University of North Alabama campus will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18. Participants are asked to gather on the front entrance steps of the Wendell W. Gunn Commons for a brief welcome.

"The Remembrance March honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is an annual campus tradition," said Ron Patterson, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. "Even with our COVID-19 protocols in place, we look forward to taking this time to reflect on Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement."

The march will take place through campus and will end at the Guillot University Center Atrium where there will be boxed lunches, information about the UNA Black Studies program, live music, and information about ways to honor Dr. King through community service.

Masks and social distancing will be required, and temperatures will be checked before entering any buildings. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to participate. This event is hosted by the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Office of Student Engagement. In the event of inclement weather, the march will be cancelled.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/