Saint Mary’s College to Host MLK Day March


Saint Mary’s College to Host March in Memory of Martin Luther King

Media contact:
Gwen O’Brien
Director of Media Relations
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 284-4579

January 7, 2011 (Notre Dame, Ind.)—Saint Mary’s College invites the South Bend-area community to participate in a march on campus on Monday, January 17 in memory of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. This annual event takes place every year on Martin Luther King Day and is sponsored by the Multicultural Services and Student Programs office, Campus Ministry, and the student club Sisters of Nefertiti. The event will start at 6 p.m. in the atrium of the Student Center. The march will include reflections on King’s life as well as prayer, song, and discussion on how King’s message still resounds today.

“MSSP is focused on providing multi-cultural education and outreach to the campus community and we extend that outreach to the South Bend community as we remember Doctor King,” said Stephanie Steward-Bridges, director of multi-cultural services and student programs. “King once said, ‘Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.’ His words are timeless and we can all still learn so much from him today.”

For more information, contact Stephanie Steward-Bridges, director of Multicultural Services and Student Programs at (574) 284-4721 or

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About Saint Mary’s College: Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., is a four-year, Catholic, women’s institution offering five bachelor’s degrees and more than 30 major areas of study. Saint Mary’s College has six nationally accredited academic programs: social work, art, music, teacher education, chemistry and nursing. Saint Mary’s College ranks among the top 100 “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” in the U.S. News & World Report 2011 College Guide. Founded in 1844, Saint Mary’s is a pioneer in the education of women, and is sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross.