Erin Blasko | January 11, 2021
Retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, a 1967 University of Notre Dame graduate and the first African American justice to serve on Minnesota’s highest court, will join G. Marcus Cole, the Joseph A. Matson Dean of Notre Dame Law School, for a virtual “fireside chat” at noon Jan. 18 (Monday) as part of the University’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Page has been inducted into both the NFL and College Football Halls of Fame.
Each year the University hosts a campus-wide commemoration of MLK Day as part of Walk the Walk Week, a weeklong series of events designed to invite reflection about issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Given the global pandemic, the Jan. 18 event with Page and Cole will be virtual, and Walk the Walk Week will occur Feb. 22-28, after students and faculty return from winter break Feb. 3.
This MLK Day is the first since the death of George Floyd, who was killed by Minneapolis police in May. His death, recorded on video by a bystander, sparked nationwide protests and inspired an ongoing movement for criminal justice reform.
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