MLK Day of Service and Learning

Where various locations

The MLK Day of Service and Learning provides meaningful opportunities for the EMU community to intentionally address the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with attention to issues of justice, racial-equality, labor-rights, pacifism, Christian faith and activism, community-based volunteerism, service and relationship building.

The full schedule is found at this link –

Here’s the schedule at a glance.

Thursday, Jan. 17
7:30 p.m. And Freedom for All art exhibit opening in Common Grounds Coffeehouse
8:15 p.m. I Remember Dr. King panel in Common Grounds Coffeehouse

Monday, Jan. 21
Anytime Drop off items for Service project (flu prevention, health & shoes) – University Commons
10 a.m. MLK Day chapel featuring Shane Claiborne (Lehman Auditorium)
10:40 a.m. After Chapel Discussion Forum (Campus Center 203)
11 a.m. Letter from Birmingham Jail reading & discussion (Library)
11 a.m. Cultural Learning Tours (see list) downtown
11:30 a.m. Mix it Up Lunch conversations in the cafeteria
11:30 a.m. Adopt a Stream Black’s Run clean-up near The Little Grill
12 p.m. Community Meal for Everyone at Our Community Place (with Shane Claiborne)
1:30 p.m. Historic Walking Tour of Newtown (northeast neighborhood)
2 p.m. Letter from Birmingham Jail reading & discussion (Library)
2:30 p.m. Come Across the Bridge dialogue at downtown barbershop
4:30 p.m. MLK Day forum featuring Shane Claiborne (Lehman Auditorium)
5:30 p.m. MLK Day debriefing in the cafeteria

Tuesday, Jan. 22
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Assemble Service project kits (flu prevention, health & shoes) – University Commons

This program is a collaborative effort of the SGA, YPCA-Serve, Student Life Division, the office of the Undergraduate Academic Dean and Academic Cabinet.


Event Web-site:

Intended Audience General Public


Contact Information

Name Brian Burkholder

Phone # 540.432.4115