To commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. our campus will proudly be hosting a week of programs and events dedicated to honoring the memory of this great American Icon. One of our biggest and most cherished campus traditions, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Day of Service, will be celebrating its 29th year.
Volunteers from across campus and the surrounding community will come together on Monday, January 17, to lend a helping hand and inspire long lasting and positive change throughout the Metro Detroit area. Volunteers will have the option to serve in person or work remotely to support community agencies in fulfilling their valuable missions.
In addition, there will be a Peace Walk, engaging speakers who will lead conversations on challenging topics, and training to improve our bystander intervention skills.
Dr. King is best remembered as an African American minister whose strong hope for social change never swerved his belief in nonviolence. During the American Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, King encouraged nonviolent methods to protest segregation such as boycotts of the city buses that gave preferential treatment to whites, sit-ins at lunch counters that refused to serve African Americans and mass rallies to draw attention to the civil rights cause.