In 2017, MLK Day falls on Monday, January 16, the day before the official start of the 2017 Spring Semester. We will mark January 16 with a candlelit prayer service in the Main Building at 11:00 p.m. to which all are invited. Given that it will be busy week for everyone as we begin a new semester, we are designating the week of January 22 as Walk the Walk Week.
University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. and the President’s Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion recommended in Fall 2015 that we take time as a community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and in the week that follows which we have come to call Walk the Walk Week to both celebrate the diversity that currently exists on our campus and reflect on how might we each take an active role in making Notre Dame even more welcoming and inclusive. The committee did so, too, in recognition of the fact that we have an obligation at Notre Dame to participate in and learn from the ongoing national and global conversations about diversity and inclusion.
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