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The 2017 MLK Celebration on Jan. 25, 2017 with Eric Holder


Saginaw Valley State University has partnered with regional businesses, chambers of commerce and community foundations to work together to host a celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The fourth annual Great Lakes Bay Regional event will feature a peace march, keynote speaker and scholarship award ceremony.

Attendees will include students, community supporters, business and civic leaders throughout the region. This collaborative effort of the Great Lakes Bay Region replaces several individual community events that have annually commemorated Dr. King, which is extremely beneficial to the various funders who support these events.


Important Information About Tickets

This event is FREE and open to the public, but a ticket is required by visiting one of the Regional Partners listed below or directly from SVSU.  Tickets will be available starting Dec. 1 until gone. Visit the main desk in SVSUs Ryder Center for your tickets. The main desk is just inside the doors at the top of the north ramp. Please follow the MLK signs. General seating is limited and tickets are first request/first serve.


• A government issued photographic ID (such as driver’s license) must be presented upon check-in. A valid School ID is also acceptable.
• Large baggage, including backpacks, briefcases, large umbrellas and other oversized items are prohibited and will not be allowed in the Malcolm Field Theatre.

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