MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity

Saturday, January 23, 2021

MLK Day of Service and Solidarity 2021


About MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity

The MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity is part of a national day of service where campuses across America gather together to serve and stand in solidarity with their communities in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This event is coordinated by the Community Service Learning Center in collaboration with the MLK Week Executive Planning Committee. The goal of the event is to educate participants about the Civil Rights movement, as well as inspire them to engage in their communities by listening, learning, and advocating for social change on campus and beyond.

 

Student volunteers pose for a group photo

INT 100/201 Approved!   

This year GVSU faculty, staff, and students will come together for MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity on Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Join us for a day of service and solidarity to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All events will be held in the Kirkhof Center and Cook-DeWitt Center. There will be a series of events happening throughout the day. 

We are working to ensure that these events will happen safely in-person, but will transition them to a virtual format if needed to maintain the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. To maintain social distancing, we ask that you sign up for a time slot for each event below, so that we can remain at our designated capacities.

Schedule

Time

Event

Location

10:30-11:00am

Student Keynote Kick-Off with Shantiera Carprue

Cook-DeWitt Center

11:00am-5:00pm*

How to Write your Government Officials

KC 2215

11:00am-5:00pm*

Bravery Bracelet Service Project

KC 2270

11:00am-5:00pm*

Upcycling Service Project

KC 2266

11:00am-5:00pm*     

Art Project

KC Area 51

11:30am-12:30pm

Panel on GenZ Activism

Cook-DeWitt Center

1:30pm-2:30pm

Panel on GenZ Activism

Cook-DeWitt Center

11:00am-1:00pm

Documentary and Discussion: "King in the Wilderness"

KC 2263

1:00pm-3:00pm

Documentary and Discussion: "King in the Wilderness"

KC 2263

3:00pm-5:00pm

Documentary and Discussion: "King in the Wilderness"

KC 2263

GVSU students volunteering outside

GVSU students shoveling snow off a sidewalk

GVSU students packing boxes