"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals."-MLK
A commemorative walk starting at UCSB's eternal flame kicked off a weekend of events celebrating the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. (To read more about that event follow this link http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/016268/walk-us)
We also want to highlight a silent march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. happening on January 19th.
Vice Chancellor Margaret Klawunn had the following to say about that event:
Dear UCSB Community Member,
On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 12 noon, members of the UCSB community are invited to participate in a Silent March in honor of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Silent March at UCSB in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. has taken place at UCSB for many years. Given recent local, national, and world events, it is particularly important that we follow our tradition of recognizing King's contributions. The March will begin in front of Cheadle Hall and will proceed to Storke Plaza with stops to pause in front of significant locations on our campus. At Storke Plaza, we will stand in solidarity. Members of our community have been invited to make brief remarks. Confirmed speakers include Professor Eileen Boris (Feminist Studies), Professor Felice Blake (English), and Professor Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval (Chicana/o Studies).
This year's March is coordinated by the GSA Assembly, Associated Students, and the Division of Student Affairs.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
This is an awesome opportunity to rally together as a community to stand for peace, equality and justice for all. We hope to see you there!