Heritage University faculty, staff and students are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a celebration on Tuesday, January 31 on the Toppenish campus.

The event will feature a reading of the I Have a Dream speech, songs from the civil rights movement and a keynote address by Thelma Jackson, owner and principal consultant of Foresight Consultants and founder of The Northwest Institute for Leadership and Change. Jackson has a long and diverse background in educational leadership. Her work includes serving on task forces and advisory councils for four Washington governor, chairing the Washington State Legislative Ethics Board, and serving on the Board of Trustees for The Evergreen State College. Also speaking will be Pastor Murry Bradley from Greater Faith Baptist Church in Yakima and Heritage University Board Member Steve Mitchell from Opportunities for Industrialization Center of Washington.

The celebration is free and open to the public.  It will be held in Smith Family Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.