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MLK Day of Service-January 17th, 2022

Lawrence University’s annual MLK, Jr. Day of Service invites the entire campus community to participate in fellowship through service, dedicating our efforts to Dr. King and his legacy of community, equality, and activism.

Students, staff, and faculty will honor the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through education, service, and celebration. Being involved in these special programs will give each of us an opportunity to learn, advocate, and engage alongside one another – creating a deeper sense of community for us all.

For a full list of the day’s programs, please see the schedule of events (below and linked here). Register using the links provided below or visit:

If you have any questions, comments, or press inquiries regarding this year’s programs, please email

Educational Programming:
9:00am-10:30am: “Black, White, and (Un)Read”: Exploring how media can ignore and misrepresent minority audiences, on- and off-campus (VIRTUAL).

11:00am-12:00pm: Mapping MLK’s Legacy Through Geographies of Oppression, Radical Protest, and Ecofuturism.

12:00pm-1:00pm: Interdisciplinary Discussion of Dr. King’s Rhetoric.

Service Programming:

Thanks to our new partnership with Volunteer Fox Cities, we are able to offer a mix of in-person, remote, and virtual service opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. These projects include, but are not limited to:
*Digital Document Transcription for the Smithsonian
*Preparing a meal for a local homeless shelter
*Winter cleaning at a local food pantry
*Writing greeting/thank you cards to local nonprofit staff Supporting a local clean energy campaign
*Participating in a virtual “read aloud” program

For a full list of afternoon service opportunities, please visit our GivePulse page.

NOTE: Due to the increase of local Covid-19 positives, additional precautions have been taken. We have verified the risk-management protocols at our off-campus sites, and ALL registrants will be provided with proper PPE, including N95 face coverings.

31st Annual FOx Cities MLK Day Celebration:
6:00pm-7:30pm: Our programming will conclude with the annual Fox Cities MLK Day Celebration keynote address. This year’s keynote speaker is Judge Yadira Rein, the first person of color to serve as a judge in Outagamie County.
Sponsored by Lawrence University, City of Appleton, United Way Fox Cities, Appleton Area School District, and African Heritage, Inc.; ft. the LU Concert Choir.
This event will be online and you must register to attend. Please RSVP by January 14th, 2022. Register here!