Congratulations to Emmanuel Orozco Castellanos for winning the MLK Jr. Spirit Award, for his untiring work and service to South-East Michigan immigrant communities, under-served high schools, and asylum-seekers.

The Central Campus Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award program honors undergraduate students from central campus schools and colleges who best exemplify the leadership and extraordinary vision of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Emmanuel graduated in December 2022 with a Minor in Translation Studies. For his capstone project, he led a workshop for high school students to write about their experiences of multilingualism and migration, collected here.

Watch his moving acceptance speech in both English and Spanish: