SMU Dream Week includes Unity Walk

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at SMU on March 17, 1966.
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Members of the community are invited to join SMU’s annual campus Unity Walk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s transformative leadership, global vision and enduring legacy. Dr. King spoke at SMU on March 17, 1966. “Unity Walk is our annual reminder that we must remain committed to the pursuit of social change, equality, respect, compassion, and dignity, particularly in times of adversity and uncertainty,” said Erica Zamora, director of SMU’s Office of Social Change and Intercultural Engagement. The Unity Walk is part of SMU’s annual Dream Week, which commemorates the life and contributions of the civil rights leader. During the Unity Walk, SMU President R. Gerald Turner and partner student organizations carry posters that highlight quotes and values Dr. King emphasized. Turner and students will begin the commemoration with remarks in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom, 3140 Dyer St. The brief campus walk will then begin at the south entrance of Student Center and conclude at the flag pole at the north end of Bishop Boulevard. Find out more about Dream Week 2020 activities at — Stephen Fashoro