Celebrating MLK Week Applying Dr. King’s Teachings on Economic Justice

As a part of the MLK Week 2021 to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., University Career Services in collaboration with the Dr. Michael W. Combs Honors Scholars, and the W.E.B Du Bois Honor Society, at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, will lead a discussion on Applying Martin Luther King Jr.’s Teachings on Economic Justice, Friday, September 29, 12-1pm via Zoom.

The Dr. Michael W. Combs Honors Scholars is a new student organization, under the leadership of Honors Program students and staff, which seeks to build a community for students of color, offering leadership, networking and mentoring opportunities. This organization serves underrepresented students  and strives to create positive change on campus for their peers. The purpose of theW.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society is to honor the memory of Dr. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois by promoting the pursuit of academic excellence in all fields of higher education, to engage in service to others, and to recognize the outstanding achievements of the Society’s members. University Career Services is proud and excited to be collaborating with these groups.

Daniela Chavez, President for the Combs Honors Scholars shared her enthusiam towards celebrating Dr. King’s legacy, “As an RSO that works towards creating safe spaces for leadership and opportunities, we are excited to join Career Services and the W.E.B. Du Bois Society in a conversation on advocacy for economic justice and eliminating the opportunity gap in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. We value and look forward to continuing meaningful collaborations with campus organizations across UNL that strive to foster an environment of respect.”

Dulce Garcia, Combs Honor Scholars Vice President & W.E.B. Secretary also shared her enthusiam towards MLK Week, “Martin Luthur King Jr.’s impact on the push for equality and justice for all cannot be overstated, so we the UNL W.E.B Honor Society are honored to be collaborating alongside Career Services and Combs Honors Scholars to learn and educate others on his teachings. Now more than ever, we should be having these conversations.” 

Applying Martin Luther King Jr.’s Teachings on Economic Justice will be an opportunity to engage in meaningful discourse on economic justice and reflect on Dr King’s teachings and experiences on the subject. Through guided media and self-reflections, participants will develop an action plan to reduce economic injustice in the workplace and to advocate for themselves and others. This program calls upon Dr. King’s words: “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”

Please join us on Friday, January 29 at 12pm for Applying Martin Luther King Jr.’s Teachings on Economic Justice as a part of MLK Week via Zoom

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By Letty Garcia
Letty Garcia Career Advisor