On Monday, January 18, a group of students, faculty, and staff braved the cold winter air to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with the first annual Lyon Unity Circle. Even though a power outage delayed the ceremony until the afternoon, over 70 participants still attended, held hands, and stretched the circle to its fullest extent, symbolizing the breadth of Dr. King’s dream and the hope for a fully unified world. Dr. Philip Acree Cavalier, Dean of Faculty, spoke about Dr. King’s dedication to his life mission, even when his own family was threatened. Rev. Ray McCalla, Chaplain, read some of Dr. King’s own words about using love to end discrimination and hatred.
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