Indiana University faculty, staff and students came together virtually to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the federal holiday that honors the late civil rights leader.
The celebration included a social justice conference, speakers, panel discussions and musical performances across the university's campuses statewide, as well as the presentation of the 10 winners of the 2021 Building Bridges Award.
The award honors Indiana University faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners from across IU's campuses who capture King's spirit, vision and leadership.
"We at Indiana University are incredibly excited to honor the living legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the 2021 Building Bridges Award," said James C. Wimbush, vice president of diversity, equity and multicultural affairs, dean of the University Graduate School and Johnson Chair for Diversity and Leadership at IU. "Through their incredible work, activism and actions, the recipients of this award embody the spirit of Dr. King in their own unique ways. We are honored to celebrate them and the work they've done for their communities."