Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. collage of photos

Week of Celebrations

Together, let us continue to inspire positive change and uphold the values that Dr. King held dear.

As we welcome the beginning of a new year, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to extend an invitation to all of you to join us for the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Week Celebration. This week has immense significance in our nation’s history, serving as a time to reflect on the tireless efforts of a man who devoted his life to justice, equality, and striving for a better future.

We are excited to kick off a week of commemoration and reflection with the announcement of our MLK Celebration. The event is scheduled to take place on January 11, 2024, at 6:00 pm in the Dover Theater, located on campus. This inspiring evening will include thought-provoking discussions, performances, and a celebration of Dr. King’s legacy.

The teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remain a beacon of hope for all of us, highlighting the significance of solidarity, empathy, and the quest for fairness. The MLK Week Celebration presents a chance for our community to unite, educate ourselves, and participate in valuable dialogues about the most pressing concerns.

MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service isn’t just about remembering Dr. King – it’s grown into a big day where we honor him by doing service work. It’s a day to think about how Dr. King changed things and then do things ourselves to make society better. This day stands out because it’s a holiday all about volunteering to make our communities better.

Everybody can be great because anyone can serve.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

These words are an invitation for us to join in and make a difference in our communities by tackling issues we care about that align with Dr. King’s values.

Project Ideas

  • Donate or Volunteer Safely with Food Banks and Pantries – Visit Feeding America or Food Pantries to find an organization near you. 
  • Deliver Meals and Groceries to Vulnerable Seniors – Help out someone you know or contact your local Meals on Wheels to learn ways to volunteer. 
  • Donate Medical Supplies and Equipment – If you have donations email, FEMA’s National Business Emergency Operations Center at [email protected]
  • Stay in Touch – Check on your neighbors, friends, and family, especially those who are older or maybe alone. A phone call, text, or a conversation through the door could brighten their day. 
  • Serve in Your Community – Visit your State Service Commission’s website for details.  
  • Volunteer from Home – Check out  AllForGood.org for service ideas. 

Learn More about Dr. King’s legacy

Upcoming Events

We have organized a range of events throughout the week, aimed at promoting active participation and contemplation of Dr. King’s vision. These events include panel discussions and community service initiatives, offering plenty of opportunities for us to engage and contribute towards the ongoing pursuit of equality and justice.

We look forward to your presence at the MLK Celebration on January 11, 2024, at 6:00 pm in the Dover Theater, as we kick off this week of meaningful engagement and reflection.