Dear NMC Community,
I am pleased to share that one of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) related opportunities for students and employees coming in the 2021-2022 academic year will be a celebration of Martin Luther King (MLK) Day. Programming and activities will begin on Monday, January 17, 2022, (which is also the first full week of spring semester.). A team of faculty and staff is working to organize this celebration and provide many opportunities, including classroom/curriculum ideas, programming/events, music, and volunteer opportunities for students and employees both on campus and in the community.
The goal of this celebration is to provide students and employees an opportunity to learn more about the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and through service, embody the values he so embraced and upheld for the just treatment of all people from all walks of life. This holiday is an opportunity to educate and explore ways to value, embrace, and celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in real and tangible ways. Programming and events from MLK Day will lead into February’s Black History Month.
Please watch for more information coming this fall on how MLK Day activities can be infused through the classroom, through volunteerism, and in programming/events during the months of January and February.
More information will follow soon. We look forward to this special opportunity!
Nick Nissley, Ed.D. | President | Northwestern Michigan College