This Monday, LCC will be closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Although the college will be closed, I encourage you to consider how you might make this day of observance meaningful for yourself. Many people like to volunteer in the community in honor of Dr. King’s activism. You could also consider picking up one of LCC’s “Beyond the Book” diversity reading selections for 2021-2022, or one of the 25 crucial books about racism in America recommended by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Everyone is also invited to join in Racial Healing and Transformation Week at LCC. Monday’s events include our LCC land acknowledgement, as well as a replay of the LCC-hosted “From Intention to Action: A National Conversation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.” In addition, students, faculty and staff will perform a moving reading of Martin Luther King Jr.’s pivotal “I Have a Dream” speech, followed by discussion. I had a chance to preview this presentation. Like all of our amazing videos, the production is excellent, and it is quite moving to hear and see our colleagues recite Dr. King’s important words. All employees, students and community members are invited to join in.
However you chose to honor the legacy of Dr. King and the accomplishments of the Civil Rights movement – and to reflect on the work still to be done – I hope you have a reflective and restful day away from the normal routines of work.