“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.”
—Martin Luther King Jr., 1965

Stand tall for one of our country’s greatest heroes—a man who dedicated his life to achieving equality for all.

Stand tall for Dr. King’s universal values. Social justice. Dignity. Compassion. Humility. Service. Values grounded in nonviolence—and most importantly—unconditional love.

Stand tall in support of an increasingly diverse society, a nation that welcomes and provides equal opportunity to people of all colors, all beliefs, all nationalities.

Stand tall and act in service—for the poor, the hungry, the oppressed, the misunderstood.

Stand tall for a world in which each of us, regardless of our ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, religion, or sexual orientation, joins hands to confront hate and ignorance and bias.

Stand tall for the MLK dream during our celebratory events January 15–26 honoring Dr. King—activities marking the 30th anniversary of WSU’s commemoration of the life of our nation’s most famous civil rights activist.

And stand tall for Dr. King’s ideals next month, next year, and in the years that follow.

Together, we shall overcome.