Madonna to Host Virtual MLK Celebration

Pete Pullen, head of Eton Academy

LIVONIA, MICH. - To commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, Madonna University will host a virtual celebration Monday, Jan. 18, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., via Facebook live at www.facebook.com/MadonnaUniversity.

Just 10 people will be in Kresge Hall, where there will be a vocal performance of Emelie Sandé’s Read All About It by Madonna student Sonnara Stubbs, an announcement of the student winners of the MLK essay and photo contests, and an engaging presentation by learning disability trailblazer Pete Pullen, head of Eton Academy, in Birmingham, Mich.. Eton is a high school committed to the education of students who learn differently. Teachers at Eton tailor learning to each student’s needs, while building essential skills and confidence that will foster lifelong success.

Pullen’s address, The Power of Neurodiversity, will connect the University’s Mission theme of Reclaiming the Vision, with Martin Luther King’s message of a more equitable world, and the exploration of neurodiversity or how we learn differently.  

Pullen explained his goal for the presentation when he said, “My hope is that those who participate in the Facebook live event walk away feeling moved by Dr. King’s omnipresent spirit, empowered with a deeper understanding of how we learn differently, and more committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

All are welcome to join the Facebook live MLK Celebration that kicks off a week of community service and other events honoring Dr. King’s legacy. Visit www.facebook.com/MadonnaUniversity to watch live, or to view the recorded event later.