Signature Programs

Martin Luther King Jr Celebration

“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve,” Martin Luther King Jr’s words which exemplify the ECU ideal in how we choose to honor this legendary activist. Annually the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center hosts a keynote speaker who speaks to the legacy of Dr. King and how we are community members can continue to embody his message moving forward to make our society a more equitable and just place for all.

2021 MLK Celebration

2020 MLK Celebration

2019 MLK Celebration

Alternative Break Experience

The Ledonia Wright Cultural Center works with the Center for leadership and civic engagement to host an Alternative Break Experience (ABE) to provide immersive learning opportunities to ECU community members in diverse environments that address social, economic, political, and cultural issues through the exchange of ideas, personal reflection, critical thinking, and application of academic concepts beyond their classroom experiences. Through ABE participants are challenged to critically reflect upon their role and ability to make a lasting social change within themselves as well as their surrounding communities through being a proponent of a more socially just world for all.  For more information about the ABE experiences and the different locations visit CLCE. Traditionally LWCC Alternative Break Experience trip has focused on Youth empowerment primarily in communities of color.

ABE Experience 2020

ABE Experience 2019

Get CulturED

Get CulturED is a series aimed at providing education surrounding various cultural identities. Each event will focus and explore a different culture, allowing participants to immerse themselves in the culture and leave with a better understanding and appreciation of the highlighted culture.

Culture Fest

Culture Fest is an annual open-air festival featuring culturally diverse musicians and activities. Designed to highlight the unique and diverse communities that exist within the ECU community to demonstrate that we truly #ECUnited.


Scholars Recognition

A.L.A.N.A. Scholars Ceremony recognizes undergraduates of color who attained a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above during the spring semester. The ceremony takes place in the Fall semester to honor scholastic students’ achievements.

A.L.A.N.A. Ascendance

The A.L.A.N.A. recognition ceremony is the annual commencement celebration to support our undergraduate, graduate, and professional students of color. This ceremony recognizes their leadership, achievement, and contribution to the ECU community. The event is held each year and is open to family, friends, and colleagues of the graduate.

Cultural Cuisine & Chat

Cultural Cuisine & Chat is a dialogue series that encourages healthy discussions about the diversity of various cultures. Participants will learn about the vast diversity of food and people within a particular community or group.

Welcome Back Kick-Off

LWCC’s Annual Welcome Back Kick-Off is a chance for students to enjoy food reconnect or connect with the LWCC. Students also have the chance to connect with ECUs wonderful multicultural student organizations as well as other students who are returning/joining the ECU community for the first time. This event takes place annually at the beginning of the fall semester.

Indigenous People’s Day

The purpose of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday that celebrates and honors the Native Americans and commemorates their shared history and culture. Indigenous People’s Day is a counter-celebration held on the same day as the U.S. federal holiday of Columbus Day, changing the narrative from celebrating the violent history of the colonization in the Western Hemisphere to honoring the first peoples of the United States.

Indigenous People’s Day 2020

 Senora Lynch

Indigenous People’s Day 2019


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