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MLK Jr. Day of Service

MLK Jr. Day is a day on, not a day off. Are you looking to get involved this MLK day of service? On January 18th, there will be four events offered that all members of the LU community are invited to participate in. Be sure to check out the GivePulse page on how to register: Lawrence.givepulse.com and click “events”.  From here you can find and learn more about the four events that will be offered on MLK day. Registration for events will close at 11:59pm the Sunday before MLK Day.

Events will be as follows:

-Community book read on Heavy by Kiese Laymon (10:00am-11:00am)

-Disability Policy and Advocacy discussion led by Alexandra Chand ’21 & The Disability Working Group (1:00pm-2:30pm)

-Anti-Racist Strategies and Solutions discussion hosted by Kye Harris ’21 (2:45pm-4:00pm)

-Music For All MLK concert hosted by Jacob Dikelsky ’22 & Music For All (4:00pm-5:10pm)

-MLK Jr Day Virtual Celebration (6:00pm)

Also, keep an eye out on January 16th, we will be taking over the @lawrenceuniversity story to talk more about the MLK day events and hear from the event planners themselves!

As a part of the Lawrence community, many staff and faculty interact with students in one specific way. Participating in this day will give staff and faculty an opportunity to interact with students in new capacities and get to know them in a setting outside of the classroom or workplace. Volunteering on MLK Jr. Day provides an opportunity for you to:

* Give something back to an organization that has improved our community

* Make a difference to the lives of others (including our students!)

* Address disparities of access to basic human rights

*  Step away from work to think about your own commitment to civic engagement

Dr. King sacrificed everything to strive for equity. Who will do the work on this national day of service? All are welcome. Special thanks to all those who worked tirelessly to make this year’s MLK Day of Service for Lawrence University a success even when this year’s programming and events will look a bit different than they have in year’s past.