Alcorn students participate in community activities in honor of Dr. King

Lorman, Miss. (January 17, 2014) – In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the M.A.D.E. Men group, affiliated with the Office of Educational Equity and Inclusion, traveled to A. W. Watson Elementary School for a special edition of the Real Men Read program on January 17, 2014. Over 20 Alcorn male students visited classrooms to read books associated with civil rights and engage the school children in activities to celebrate freedom and equality.

On Monday, January 20, the Diversity Champions will spend time engaging in intergenerational dialogue around civil rights issues at the Jefferson County Nursing Home. Students interested in participating should meet at the Inclusion Center (Kenneth L. Simmons Industrial Technology Building) by 2 p.m.

Then at 6 p.m. in the Inclusion Center, the Office will host the second Hot Topics program of the semester, with a lively debate and discussion addressing the theme “From Dreaming to Doing the Work of Social Justice”.


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