Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration


One Dream: “An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963

Join us January 15-20, 2015 to engage the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Events throughout the week focus on issues of justice, racial-equality, labor-rights, pacifism, Christian faith and activism, community-based volunteerism, service and relationship building.

Schedule of Events

Jan. 13, 14 and 20
7 p.m. Food Drive for The Salvation Army, Our Community Place and Patchwork Pantry (Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball and Men’s Volleyball games in University Commons Yoder Arena)

Thursday, Jan. 15
8 p.m. Movie and Talk Back – “To Kill a Mockingbird” (Common Grounds Coffeehouse)

Friday, Jan. 16
10-10:30 a.m. Reading Circles of MLK, Jr. Sermons and Speeches (Parkwoods Apts. Community Room, Cedarwood 2nd Fl. lounge, Northlawn Great Hall, Campus Center Brunk Maust lounge, Seminary main lounge, Hartzler Library, Science Center rm. 104, University Commons lounge, Roselawn RLN 200)
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mix-It Up at Lunch (Northlawn Dining Hall)

Saturday, Jan. 17
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Day of Service and Tyrone Sprague’s Barbershop visit (Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, John Wesley United Methodist Church, Blacks Run and Tyrone’s Barbershop)

Sunday, Jan. 18
11 a.m. Community Church Service with Rev. Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani (Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 184 Kelley Street, Harrisonburg, VA)
1 p.m. Community Lunch (for church attendees at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 425 Effinger Street, Harrisonburg, VA)

Monday, Jan. 19
9:50-10 a.m. “One Dream” Solidarity March
10-10:40 a.m. MLK, Jr. Celebration Chapel with Rev. Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani (Lehman Auditorium)
10:45-11:30 a.m. After Chapel Talk Back on dynamics of the prison industrial complex (Common Grounds Coffeehouse)

Co-Sponsors of MLK Jr. Celebration

Multicultural and International Student Services, Campus Ministries, and the Union of Student Organizations (Student Government Association).

Additional Program Partners

Black Student Union, EMU Gospel Choir, YPCA, EMU Earthkeepers, Latino Student Alliance, Safe Space, Alpha Omega Dancers for Christ, EMU Education Department, EMU Environmental Sustainability Program and the office of the undergraduate academic dean, Harriet Tubman Cultural Center, Northeast Neighborhood Association (NENA), Bethel AME Church, John Wesley United Methodist Church, Harrisonburg-Rockingham County NAACP, Branch #7132. Contact the student life division for more information at 540-432-4135.

In the Area

For more MLK, Jr. events in Harrisonburg:
Harrisonburg Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Coalition
James Madison University