We invite students, faculty, and staff to join us for one of several opportunities to serve in the community and learn about civil rights in Richmond. The University will also have its annual MLK Day commemoration featuring dynamic student performances and an inspirational keynote speaker to lead our reflections. We welcome you to join us as we re-imagine MLK Day at the University.
Martin Luther King Day 2014
Fifty years have passed since the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, yet there’s still much work and reflection to be done on the dream set forth in Martin Luther King’s landmark speech. This year, for the first time in the University's history, our community recognizes Martin Luther King Day by cancelling all classes and observing the holiday for employees.
This observation brings with it a wealth of opportunities to re-imagine our campus commemoration and to more intentionally honor Dr. King’s legacy through service and education. A committee of faculty, staff, and students have planned a new, two-day approach to engaging with and reflecting on what King’s dream means today.