Celebrate MLK Week 2022: Where Do We Go from here: chaos or community?

Join us in remembering the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his stewardship and civil rights activism during MLK Week from Sunday, Jan. 16 – Thursday, January 20. This year's theme is Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?  based on King's final book. See below for details on events.

Sunday, January 16 thru Thursday, January 20

Sunday, January 16, 7:30-8:30 PM

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service

Online via WebEx at www.redlands.edu/MLKservice

Hosted by the Chaplain's Office and the School of Music

Sunday, January 16 at 8:30 PM 

Candlelight Vigil

Online via WebEx at www.redlands.edu/MLKservice

Hosted by the Black Student Union (BSU)

Monday, January 17 at 10:00 AM through Thursday, January 21 at 5:00 PM

Campus Peace Walk

At your own pace, spend time individually at the five campus locations listed below to listen and look at others' work around King and then reflect on your thoughts about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.  

  • Stop one: Redlands Lawn (aka Pepper’s Lawn next to Gallery Building on Colton Avenue). Scan QR code to hear Professor Nicol Howard.  
  • Stop two: Firepit. Scan QR code to see illustration by David Hazward ’22.  
  • Stop three: Hunsaker Lounge, volunteer desk. Pick up your luminaria bag to write your dream and return by 5 p.m. on Thursday at the same location to be featured in the luminaria ceremony.  
  • Stop four: Hunsaker Lounge, CDI desk. Sign-up for your Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. paint tote and dessert for the first 50 people.  
  • Stop five: Memorial Chapel. Scan QR code to listen to community member Dr. Rudolph Dimery. 

Monday, January 17 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM 

MLK Youth Talent Camp

Free admission for K-12 students! For more information, please email jackiegreenvanguard@yahoo.com or call 909-743-1074 or 909-557-7548.

Hosted by Second Bapist Church

Tuesday, January 18 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM 

Day of Dialogue

Online via WebEx at www.redlands.edu/MLKdialogue

Three panel discussions delving into this year's theme. Faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community members will examine King's writings on "Racism and the White Backlash."

Hosted by the Center for Education Justice at the School of Education

Thursday, January 20th from 4:00-5:30 PM

Working for the World: Alumni and Staff on Life After the Peace Corps

Online via Zoom at www.redlands.edu/peacecorps (password: 097307)

Hosted by the Office of Career and Professional Development and the CAS Dean's Office

Thursday, January 20th, 5:30-7:30 PM at the Hunsaker Fountain

"Where Do We Go From Here?" Luminaria Ceremony

Hosted by Community Service Learning

Postponed, New Date TBA

Not Just a Game: Power, Politics, and American Sports  Documentary Screening

Hosted by Bulldog Athletics


About the MLK Steering Committee

 The MLK Steering Committee, which is to be comprised of students, staff, and faculty from across the university, will seek to accomplish the following goals:

  • Uplift Black and Brown voices
  • Work with the University to make MLK Jr. Day a permanent Holiday
  • Create opportunities of engaged learning and community service
  • Bring awareness to current instances of injustice and encourage the use of Dr. King’s teachings to progress towards justice
*Goals and statement reviewed annually by the committee.

Meet the MLK Steering Committee! Pam Allen, Graduate & Professional Enrollment; Katelyn Argumosa, Community Service Learning; Dr. Rudolph Dimery, Community Member;  Jennifer Dobbs, University Communications;  David Hazward ‘22, Amy Moff Hudec, School of Continuing Studies; Alesha Knox, Admissions;  Professor Jose Lalas, Director of the Center for Educational Justice (CEJ); Lisa Lindberg, Athletics; Megan Martindelcampo, Community Service Learning; Maggie Ruopp, Johnston Center for Integrative Studies; Erin Sanborn, Student Involvement & Success; Monique Stennis, Campus Diversity & Inclusion; Katie Thew '24; Peter Tupou, Campus Diversity & Inclusion; and John Walsh, Chaplain’s Office.


Committee Meeting Dates

If you are interested in participating in the planning of the commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2022, feel free to join our monthly meetings. We meet on the first Monday of the month, except June and July, from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Please note, two months leading up to MLK Day, we are scheduled once a week.  Please click on the meeting dates below to access the meeting location; the password is MLK2022.


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