Join us as we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with the annual March on West.

The 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.

The march starts at the Paley Gates in front of campus at 11:00 a.m. and ends in the Sands/Kiva Courtyard.

Everyone is invited to join the MLK March on West and to experience the reenactment and enjoy the program. 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 as well as breakfast for the early shifts or lunch for the later shifts.

Students, faculty and staff volunteers can sign up online.

Other volunteers, please email

Students participating in the MLK March on West

Paley Gates

Event Map: 

For More Information Contact:

Cheryl Warren
Office of Government and Community Engagement