The University of Redlands will commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with events on campus Jan. 18 to 20.
Sunday, Jan. 18:
7:30 p.m.: Chaplain John Walsh will lead the annual Martin Luther King Celebration in the Memorial Chapel. The Chapel Singers and Bel Canto choirs will sing music from the Black Gospel and Spiritual traditions. This service will also feature Dr. Keith Osajima, director of Race and Ethnic Studies, who will lead a discussion about race relations in America today, as well as remarks from Leela MadhavaRau, associate dean of Campus Diversity and Inclusion. This event is free and open to the public.
Monday, Jan. 19:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Give old furniture pieces new life during the Restore Repurpose refurbishment event in the Volunteer Center Courtyard.
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Put together letter writing kits in Hunsaker Plaza for Get on the Bus, a nonprofit organization that unites children, families, and communities separated by crime and the criminal justice system.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Write down your dreams on a luminaire in Hunsaker Plaza, and come back in the evening to see it lit up on display.
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.: Students who wish to donate their debit dollars to purchase milk for those in need can do so during the lunch and dinner hours in Hunsaker Plaza.
All day: Dr. King’s legendary “I Have a Dream” speech will be played over the sound system in Hunsaker Plaza and Irvine Commons.
Tuesday, Jan. 20:
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Life Stream Blood Drive will take place in Orton Center, and participants can sign up in advance at the Volunteer Center.