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AU's NAACP Chapter Holds Moment of Silence for MLK, Jr.

WHAT: Moment of Silence for Martin Luther King Jr.

WHO: American University Students, Faculty, and Staff

WHEN:  noon, Thursday, January 15

WHERE: Eric Friedman Quadrangle, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

WASHINGTON, D.C.—American University’s NAACP student chapter will hold a moment of silence at noon on Thursday, January 15, to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary of his birthday.

Unlike last year when the chapter held this event for members only, this year, junior Ashley Le’Nay Clingman-Jackson, chapter president, felt compelled to share this moment of silence with the entire AU community.  She will lead all participants as they hold hands and reflect on the life of Dr. King. Following the moment of silence, a poem will be recited in honor of Dr. King.

The NAACP chapter at American University works with various organizations, participating in panel discussions on social and political topics throughout the year.  Last fall, the chapter cosponsored an election watch party and was a strong contributor to the AIDS Walk in October.

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.