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MLK March on West celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with the annual March on West

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. March on West is a tradition at Arizona State University’s West campus that dates back to 1991. Hundreds of middle school students participate in interactive educational presentations about the civil rights movement before preparing posters and recreating the historical 1963 March on Washington, D.C. At the end of the march, they will hear the inspirational “I Have a Dream” speech, reenacted by ASU faculty member Charles St. Clair.

MLK March on West

The public is invited to join the MLK March on West and experience the reenactment. The march starts at 11 a.m. at the Paley Gates in front of campus and ends in the Sands/Kiva Courtyard. The event is free and open to all students, faculty, staff and community members. Visitor parking on campus costs $3 per hour.


Volunteers are needed for shifts from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers receive a free MLK March on West T-shirt, breakfast for the early shifts and lunch for the later shifts.

Students, faculty and staff volunteers: sign up online

Other volunteers, please email:

Students participating in the MLK March on West

Sands Classroom

Sands Classroom

For More Information Contact:

Cheryl Warren
Office of Government and Community Engagement