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TitleUSD Toreros to Honor Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King
Date1.13.12
ContactLiz Harman
Contact E-mailharman, at sandiego.edu
Contact Phone(619) 260-4682
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Members of the University of San Diego community will honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., by marching in San Diego’s annual parade on Sunday, Jan. 15.

Faculty, students, staff and alumni will gather at 12:30 p.m. in front of USD’s Hahn University Center and ride together to the parade’s staging area at the County Administration Building.

“We are excited to join San Diego in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade,” said Carlton D. Floyd, Associate Provost and Director of USD’s Center for Inclusion and  Diversity. “We hope our participation exhibits our strong commitment to acknowledging diversity and encouraging its inclusion in the city we are proud to call home. This parade is a visible sign of the beauty of diversity, and in keeping with Dr. King’s own  words, we join San Diego in this visual rendering of a world where ‘integration is not seen as a problem but as an opportunity.’”

Participants are also invited to wear their commemorative parade t-shirts to Monday night’s Torero men’s basketball game against the BYU Cougars in the Jenny Craig Pavilion.

As part of its efforts to honor Dr. King, USD will also present an exhibit to campus next month to raise awareness and recognize the dignity of the homeless. The exhibit, (In)visible Project, “A Human Portrait of San Diego’s Homeless Population,” will be on display in February in USD’s University Center. “We invite the public to see the installation and join in doing  the work that the socially just world Dr. King envisioned requires of us,” Floyd said.