LTU to participate in King march, hosts conference on classroom equity

Release Date: January 12, 2018

The 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Peace Walk Celebration in Southfield. Photo courtesy C&G Newspapers.


Lawrence Technological University will mark Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 15 by participating in Southfield’s 33rd annual Peace Walk Celebration. 

LTU President Virinder Moudgil will join with Lawrence Tech students, faculty, and staff in the event, which will take place along Civic Center Drive from Hope United Methodist Church, just east of Lahser Road, eastward to the Southfield Municipal Complex, 26000 Evergreen Road. The walk departs Hope church at 9:30 a.m. The event will conclude with a program at the Southfield Pavilion in the municipal complex at 11 a.m. 

Southfield was the first city in Michigan to hold an MLK Day march, starting in 1986. 

Lawrence Tech offices and classroom buildings will be closed Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of the holiday. 

Lawrence Tech will also host the 2018 Equity in the Classroom Conference March 18-20. The conference is a collaborative effort by the state of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks (KCP) Initiative and the state’s public and independent colleges and universities. 

The conference provides an annual forum for faculty, administration, staff, and postsecondary education supporters to review current research findings, annual retention outcome data, best practice strategies, and specific KCP-developed retention strategies improving opportunities and degree achievement of KCP-targeted students. 

For more information, contact the State KCP Initiative Office at (517) 373-9700 or visit


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