The third annual Walk the Walk Week began with the candlelight prayer service in the Main Building rotunda. The event closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on campus while kicking off a week of events designed to foster dialogue and reflection on making Notre Dame a more inclusive community.
Speakers encouraged faculty, staff and students in attendance to consider the example of Dr. King in their everyday lives. “Let us ask that we can be a better, stronger, more respectful, loving community here at Notre Dame,” said University president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., in a prayer to open the service. Attendees marched with candles in hand to the Sacred Heart statue on Main Quad to conclude the service.