Concordia celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The school held its celebration in-person and virtually today.

Concordia College promotional material for MLK event.
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MOORHEAD — Monday, Jan. 17, was a day to honor the life and legacy of Doctor Martin Luther King Jr., and Concordia College did just that.

The school held its yearly celebration with the theme being, "Daring to Dream - the Radical Imagination of a New Generation."

The day kicked off in the morning with a 9 a.m. chapel service, followed by keynote speakers at 9:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., as well as a breakout panel at 2:30 p.m. featuring speakers.

A speaker from the morning's service was Alissa Edjacin, Programs and Events Commissioner for Student Government.

She said, change still needs to be made.


"We are facing a time in which our country is divided once again, on issues that disproportionately and negatively impact BIPOC communities including police reform, voting rights, health care, environmental conservation, and many others," said Edjacin.

Edjacin added people have only scratched the surface on what Martin Luther King Jr. hoped to accomplish, and that we have a lot of work ahead of us.

Ben Morris joined WDAY in June of 2021 as a news reporter. He grew up in southern New Hampshire, before he moved to Fargo. He majored in media communications and minored in marketing at the University of Toledo in Ohio.
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