On Monday, January 19th Clark University celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the Tilton. The event was organized by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with a number of Clarkies who are very much involved in issues of social justice on campus and in the Worcester community. We started off by hearing from the three panelists of the day—Steve O’Neil, an organizer with the Worcester-based EPOCA, which advocates for the rights of those incarcerated; Shara Smith of ClearPath Management Group, who is involved with the Move to Amend campaign; and David Minasian who is an Organizer/Business Representative for the New England Carpenters Union. This brief presentation was followed by an informal discussion, in which the audience of over 100 students, faculty, and staff arranged themselves in groups and engaged in dialogue with the panelists and each other.
photos by Demet Senturk