SHU Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

FAIRFIELD—Sacred Heart University will celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., during a reflection that will focus on his social justice legacy on Wednesday, January 23, at 2 pm at Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield.

Guest speakers will include attorneys Michael A. Jefferson and Robert L. Pellegrino, authors of Deo Vindice: The Resurrection and I See Color: Identifying, Understanding & Reducing Hidden Racism: A White Perspective respectively.

This event is sponsored by The Office of Mission & Catholic Identity and the Human Journey Colloquia Series and is free and open to the public.

About Sacred Heart University

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus, which is located about an hour from Manhattan and 2.5 hours from Boston. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. More than 8,500 students attend the University’s eight colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business; Nursing; and St. Vincent’s College. Sacred Heart is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, yet at the same time develops students to be forward thinkers who enact change—in their own lives and professions and in their communities. A spirit of service, entrepreneurship and social justice is the essence of who we are and can be seen inside and outside the classroom as students learn how to make a difference far beyond Fairfield. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 384 Colleges–2019 Edition, “Best in the Northeast” and Best 267 Business Schools–2018 Edition. It also placed SHU on its lists for “Happiest Students” and “Most Engaged in Community Service,” each of which comprises only 20 U.S. schools. Sacred Heart has a Division I athletics program.