WSU students participate in MLK annual Unity March in Spokane

PULLMAN, Wash. – 45 WSU students, faculty, and staff gathered in Spokane to participate in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity March and a community service project with Spokane’s East Central Community Center.

MLK SpokThe Unity March, which took place in downtown Spokane starting at 10 am, featured several inspirational speakers and drew thousands of participants. WSU participants followed this great event by assisting the East Central Community Center with maintenance, cleaning, and event planning.

This was the first year the WSU Office of Equity and Diversity and the Martin Luther King, Jr. planning committee offered this unique trip for WSU students.

“The students were all really involved. They all wanted to come back and do it again,” said Jane Estocin-Klaiber, WSU Center for Civic Engagement Administrative Manager. Ashley Vaughan, a WSU graduate student, added, “All of us tend to get wrapped up in the events of our own lives, and we sometimes forget that we have the power to change the world, even if it is a little at a time.”


Erin McIlraith, Center for Civic Engagement, 509-335-0578,