King of equality
On Monday morning, several University of Dayton students, faculty and staff participated in the city of Dayton's annual Martin Luther King Day march, a one-mile walk from West Dayton to Sinclair College in downtown Dayton. Afterward, the University honored King with a wreath-laying ceremony and a procession from the Kennedy Union fountain to the University of Dayton MLK monument on campus. The ceremony was organized by the Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center.
As an international student, I was not as familiar with the work of King. Before attending these events, I spent some time researching him and learned of his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. It's very clear that King's legacy continues to inspire people today.
His commitment to non-violence and tireless work to bring about equality and justice for all people is incredibly inspiring to me. It's a day Americans remember the contributions and sacrifices of King and recommit to anti-racist work. King’s work has definitely encouraged me to help create a more just and equal society while I am in America, and when I return home.