MLK March on West

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

A tradition at Arizona State University’s West campus that dates back to 1991, is the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March on West. 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 hear the inspirational “I have a dream” speech reenacted by ASU faculty member Charles St. Clair.

MLK March on West
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
11:00 a.m.

The march starts at the Paley Gates in front of campus and ends in the Sands/Kiva Courtyard.

Everyone is invited to join the MLK March on West and experience the reenactment. The event is free and open to all - students, faculty, staff and community members. Visitor parking on campus costs $3 per hour.

Arizona State University at the West campus
4701 West Thunderbird Rd.
Phoenix, AZ
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Volunteers needed for shifts from 8 am – 2 pm. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt and lunch.

Students, faculty and staff volunteers: sign up online

Other volunteers, please email:

For more information about the event, call (602) 543-5300 or email

This webpage will be updated each year before the event.