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Franklin College will host a variety of activities honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. The following events are free and open to the public. Guests will be required to comply with institutional COVID restrictions in effect at the time.

2 p.m. – Chapel Service – Richardson Chapel. Join us for an ecumenical Christian worship service that honors the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy as a minister. This service will be led by Rev. Dr. Hannah Adams Ingram, chaplain of the college, and will feature guest preacher Rev. Ayanna Garrett, associate dean for student life at Christian Theological Seminary.

4 p.m. – Convocation Lecture – Branigin Room, Napolitan Student Center. “Modern-Day Application to the Mission and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” – Lecturer Dr. Shaun Harper: Harper teaches at the University of Southern California in the Marshall School of Business and advises CEOs and leaders on diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. Harper has worked with more than 400 businesses, firms and educational institutions during his career, has published 12 books and more than 100 academic publications. His research has been cited in over 16,000 published studies. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and hundreds of other news outlets have quoted Harper and featured his research. He has been interviewed on CNN, ESPN, NBC News and NPR.

This lecture is generously underwritten by the Clifford and Paula Dietz Professional Development Lecture Series endowment at the college.

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential liberal arts and sciences institution located 20 minutes south of Indianapolis. Franklin offers a wide array of undergraduate majors as well as master’s degree programs in Physician Assistant Studies and Athletic Training. The unique curriculum merges classroom instruction with immersive experiences, research opportunities and study away programs. Students participate in 21 NCAA Division III sports, Greek Life, musical and theatre productions, and more than 40 student organizations. As the first college in Indiana to become coeducational with the admission of women, Franklin welcomes diversity of thought, belief and person into a community that values equity and inclusion. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit www.FranklinCollege.edu. Find Franklin College on Facebook and follow @FranklinCollege on Twitter.

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