OUZ to Honor the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Ohio University Zanesville will continue to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Junior through a series of virtual events this week.

On Tuesday evening at 7pm via Zoom, Reverend Dr. Bernard Lafayette will speak.

“He is actually one of the original freedom fighters and so he’s going to share his experience and share the life and legacy he has as well,” said Heather Sands-Davis coordinator of campus communications at OUZ.

Dr. Lafayette will speak about his role as a civil rights activist, organizer and leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Then on Wednesday afternoon at 1pm a campus conversation called “When Thoughts and Prayer’s aren’t Enough” will take place with Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer. He’ll share his experience and history and lead viewers through the seven steps to end racism.

It’s important to us here on campus. Our main campus is doing multiple events as well. So, some of these virtual events that are taking place across Southeastern Ohio we should bring them to Muskingum County and our region,” said Sands-Davis.

To register for the events you can visit https://www.ohio.edu/zanesville/mlk

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.