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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Community comes out to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

On January 18, 2021, the MCW Community came together to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service through the lens of “Health Starts from Within.” The event was held virtually and attracted approximately 300 staff, faculty, students and community members. It featured various speakers from MCW as well as the Milwaukee community on how they are moving equity, diversity and inclusion efforts forward in their lives. We also were delighted to hear young ones share what MLK’s legacy means to them and how they are coping during these challenging times. Our hearts were uplifted by the sounds of SistaStrings, a Milwaukee-based sister duo talent that mixes the sounds of strings with heart pounding vocals.

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Testimonials

I can feel the love!

This is such a good feeling! LOVE our MCW community!

Thank you SO much to everyone who organized and attended this. What a breath of fresh air.

Thank you to everyone! What an incredible, inspiring and heartwarming event!

Featured Speakers and Special Guests

Mac Longo, Department of Radiation Oncology

Mac Longo, MD
Department of Radiation Oncology

Leah Lalor, Department of Dermatology

Leah Lalor, MD
Department of Dermatology

Laura Grogan, Medical Student, Milwaukee Campus

Laura Grogan
Medical Student, Milwaukee Campus

Clyde Anderson, Sherman Phoenix

Clyde Anderson
Sherman Phoenix

Yvette Williams, Office of Student Inclusion and Academic Enrichment

Yvette Williams
Office of Student Inclusion and Academic Enrichment

Nelia Moesch

Nelia Moesch

Hannah Rykwalder

Hannah Rykwalder