William Moncure, '17
Bryn Bagby Taylor
Vana Xiong, '17
Martin Luther King Day
Each year 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 also has its annual MLK Day commemoration featuring dynamic student performances and an inspirational keynote speaker to lead our reflections.
The work of Dr. King remains unfinished, and the University has committed to thoughtfully considering what his vision means today. In 2014, for the first time in University history, our community began observing Martin Luther King Day by canceling classes and observing the holiday for employees. Students, faculty, and staff adopted a two-day approach to celebrating the holiday, including service and education opportunities in the city of Richmond and our annual commemoration as a time reflect on what Dr. King's dream means today.