Campus, Community Invited to Join ASG and Black Students Association for Annual MLK Vigil Monday

Submitted by ASG

The Associated Student Government and the Black Students Association at the University of Arkansas invite the campus and community to celebrate and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual vigil at noon on Monday, Jan. 18, to be held virtually on asg.uark.edu. The vigil is part of a full slate of virtual events hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Council.

The rest of the events during the three-day vigil will be announced Friday.

This year's vigil will include readings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s many written works and testimonies of the impact he had on their lives.  There will also be remarks from Anthony DiNicola, inclusion liaison for the University of Arkansas.

As inclusion liaison, Anthony DiNicola represents the Office of the Chancellor. The position advances key diversity and inclusion initiatives from the office and provides enhanced support around specific student-focused projects in collaboration with the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, the Office for Employment Opportunity and Compliance and other stakeholders. DiNicola was previously the senior educator and marketing coordinator at Catharsis Productions. where he led comprehensive trainings in corporate, military and university settings, including trainings on protected class bias, cultivating inclusive workplaces and other diversity and inclusion topics. DiNicola earned a bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College in Maine.

In addition to the video vigil, ASG encourages all to view the 2021 MLK Calendar of Events for other events and service opportunities. In a service opportunity hosted by the council and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., people can donate to St James Missionary Baptist Church from Jan. 11-22 on any Tuesday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.;m.

The Black Students Association serves to promote the educational, moral, and cultural awareness among black students at the University of Arkansas. Their goal is to provide a forum from which scholarly decisions are made that promote educational success of minorities in higher education.

The Associated Student Government at the University of Arkansas is a student-led organization that acts as an organized voice for all students and strives to effectively represent student interest.

This event is sponsored by Associated Student Government through the Office of Student Activities and is supported by the Student Activities Fee. For questions or for accommodations due to disability please contact the Office of Student Activities, osa@uark.edu or call 479-575-5255. ASG is a program in the Division of Student Affairs.

About the Division of Student Affairs: The Division of Student Affairs supports students in pursuing knowledge, earning a degree, finding meaningful careers, exploring diversity, and connecting with the global community. We provide students housing, dining, health care resources, and create innovative programs that educate and inspire. We enhance the University of Arkansas experience and help students succeed, one student at a time.

Contacts

Associated Student Government,
Office of Student Activities
479-575-5255, osa@uark.edu

Scott Flanagin, executive director of communications
Division of Student Affairs
479-575-6785, sflanagi@uark.edu

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