MLK Day celebration Monday at the YMCA

There is a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Monday, January 20th where students will be teaching students about the impact of Dr. King. The YMCA Solutions Program along with the Carl Sandburg College Office of Diversity and Inclusion are hosting the event. The event will showcase local students as they share the impact that Dr. King has had on their lives and on the world. “The reality is, we want our students to truly understand what Dr. King meant to them,” said Anthony Law, Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion at CSC. “We tell them, ok these are the things Dr. King did. So, how does that affect your life? They had to look into who Dr. King was. Then, critically-thinking, we ask them: How does who he was affect who you are today? They were able to take that, and come back and share that message. Kids teaching kids about Dr. King. Now we’ve empowered (the) students to be the teacher.” The event will include CDT – the Churchill Junior High dance team, presentations by Lombard students who are involved in the YMCA Solutions Program, and young black historians from Bethel Baptist Church. The event is being held Monday, January 20th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the YMCA on Carl Sandburg Drive in the fitness center. The event is free and open to the public.