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The College of Charleston holding several events honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

The Cistern Yard at the College of Charleston

The College of Charleston is hosting a series of events honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr for the month of January. This year's theme is "Addressing Race through a Loving Lens." The office of Institutional Diversity kicks off this year's events by inviting campus members to "share the dream" for a more equitable college. From January 9 - 11 the community is invited to post ideas on how to make a better college on large boards stationed in Cougar Mall and Rivers Green.

On January 17, Rev. Sharon Washington Risher will speak in the McAlister Suite in TD Arena. She is the daughter of the late Ethel Lee Lance, one of the parisioners killed at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church shooting in 2015. Her address will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception afterward. This is free and open to the public.

To conclude this year's events several on-campus organizations will host an inter-faith brunch and workshop on January 27. The event will feature local leaders from faith-based organizations. The college says it will be designed to equip and empower the community to address race through a loving lens. They will explore topics like economic development, health equity, and coalition building. The brunch will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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