An annual event honoring civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held at Chemeketa Community College.
The MLK Celebration, sponsored by the college’s Multicultural Student Services, will take place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, January 29 in the Student Center of Building 2 on the Salem campus.
The event will feature the following two speakers –
Keynote speaker Millie Harmon holds the distinction of being the first full-time African-American instructor hired at Chemeketa. Harmon is also an Army veteran reaching the rank of captain and was honored in October at the Freedom Fund banquet of Salem-Keizer NAACP Branch 1166.
The second speaker, Wilma Marchbanks, is a local community leader. Marchbanks earned her degree from Chemeketa and is now a drug and alcohol counselor in Salem.
In addition to the speakers, popular Salem musician Rich McCloud and Chemeketa student Anthony Dixon will provide music.
For additional information on the event, contact Linda Ringo-Reyna at 503.399.5143.