Sunway University’s Center for American Education recently joined millions of Americans to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Junior with its American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) students.
Martin Luther King Junior Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of the African-American civil rights leader. He is one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history who advocated for racial equality in the United States, and his speech ‘I Have a Dream’ paved the way for the introduction of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Students and staff of the ADTP programme at the Martin Luther King Junior Day event.
Themed ‘The time is always right to do what is right’, the event kick started with two short videos of King, followed by the keynote speech by Edgard Kagan, Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Malaysia. In his speech, he shared King’s story and legacy.
One of the NGOs’ booth at the event.
Representatives from several non-governmental organisation (NGOs) were at the event, including IDEAS Academy, North South Initiative, World Vision and Amnesty International. Also present were Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway University and Sunway Education Group, Professor Pua Eng Chong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Heard, Provost, Professor Peh Suat Cheng, Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Dr Sim Tze Ying, Head of Centre for American Education(CAE), and Doreen John, Head of Partnerships and Student Engagement, CAE, Sunway University.