An annual week-long series of events that honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and educate the UofL campus and community on the importance of actualizing Dr. King’s ideals of social justice, non-violence, education, and service.
Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 – MLK Day of Service
(8:30 a.m., Strickler Hall)
MLK Day of Service has been an American tradition since 1994. Join the UofL community in making it a «day on, not a day off». Free t-shirt, lunch and transportation provided. No registration required.
The 2018 MLK Day of Service program will kick off on January 15th in Middleton Auditorium located in Strickler Hall on Belknap Campus. The program will begin with a brief introduction and keynote speaker, then students will be transported to various service sites around the city. For more information contact [email protected]
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 – Louisville Bus Civil Rights Tour
(12:10 p.m. Departure from the UofL Cultural Center)
The City of Louisville was an active site during the Civil Rights Movement. Join this free bus tour to explore the Louisville Downtown Civil Rights Trail. Register online at bit.ly/uoflrightstour.
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2017 – Filming Screening «American Experience: Freedom Riders»
(5:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library)
In 1961, segregation seemed to have an overwhelming grip on American society. That is, until an integrated band of college students — many of whom were the first in their families to attend a university — decided, en masse, to risk everything and buy a ticket on a Greyhound bus bound for the Deep South. They called themselves the Freedom Riders—come out to learn about their story.
[CANCELLED] Thursday, Jan. 18, 2017 – MLK Candlelight Vigil [CANCELLED]
Friday, Jan. 19, 2017 – MLK Art Showcase & Wall Signing
(12-2 p.m., Cultural Center)
Drop in for lunch in the Cultural Center to view art pieces and sign the commemorative MLK Wall as we culminate MLK Week with messages of peace, justice, inclusion and hope for equality for all. Lunch provided.
For more information contact Dominique McShan at [email protected]