Wheeling Jesuit's Martin Luther King Day celebration set

  WJU News
  Friday, January 4, 2019 10:58 AM
  WJU News

Wheeling, WV

Wheeling Jesuit University and its numerous partners from local organizations have set the schedule of events for this year's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, which will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20 and Monday, Jan. 21. 

The celebration begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 with the annual March for Justice. Participants are asked to gather at First Christian Church on National Road. 

Following the march, there will be an Interfaith Service at 3 p.m. held at the Chapel of Mary and Joseph on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit. After the service, there will be a community dinner at 4 p.m. in the Benedum Room, which is directly across from the Chapel. 

The events will continue on Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. with a community breakfast at the YWCA in Wheeling. Afterwards, there will be a presentation of essays and films as well as an awards ceremony at 9:30 a.m. The celebration will conclude with a gospel concert by ezra and the reletivs with Theatrical Interludes at 7 p.m. in Troy Theater on Wheeling Jesuit's campus. 

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Javier McCoy at jmccoy@wju.edu, or visit the event's official Facebook page.


Wheeling Jesuit University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the country offering 25 majors and concentrations, 15 minors, and six graduate programs. The University provides a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts education, and our affordable programs unite the Jesuit tradition of intellectual excellence allowing students to receive an education for life, leadership and service with and among others. The 65-acre campus is situated on the Ohio River 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, and two hours east of Columbus, in Wheeling, WV. 

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