MLK Week Jan. 2021



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 Monday, Jan. 18 – Sunday, Jan. 24. See below for details on events.


Monday, January 18

Community Partner Event
Second Baptist Church Presents Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Healing Racism in Redlands
Time: noon

Duration: 120 minutes
Zoom: Registration Link (Please register in advance for this webinar)


Monday, January 18

Exploring the Radical Side of Dr. Marin Luther King, Jr.

Christopher Jones, Senior Diversity, and Inclusion Officer

Time: 3 p.m.

Duration: 30 minutes

WebEx: Registration Link
On the official MLK Day of Service, Christopher Jones will kick-off the week of events that commemorate the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His address to the U of R community will include this year’s theme and how it has informed his life. He will also invite the community to attend the many events hosted by various campus departments and organizations.

It's not too late to view Christopher Jones' address at the links below.

Vimeo Viewing Link:

Vimeo Download Link:


Monday, January 18

MLK Poetry Slam

Time: 7 p.m.

Duration: 60 minutes

Zoom meeting ID: 844 6878 0775

The newly founded group, Black Students, Faculty, Staff, and Administrators Association (BSFSAA) will host a community poetry slam that is open to the public around this year's MLK theme. Register in advance for this meeting: Poetry Slam Registration Link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Tuesday, January 19

Day of Dialogue - Exploring the Radical Side of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
University of Redlands, School of Education Center for Educational Justice

Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Duration: 5 hours

WebEx: Event Link (Registration)

Join us for A Day of Dialogue to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The School of Education, Center for Educational Justice is proud to host an event geared towards engaging in transformative dialogue. Three conversations will include faculty, staff, administrators, and students. Discussions will delve into Dr. King's values and the impact on him as an educator. 

If you missed this event, please check out the video links below!

Welcome and Panel 1:

Panel 2:

Panel 3:

Mindfulness Exercise and Closing


Thursday, January 21

Special Catching-Up With CDI: ‘Happy Birthday’ Stevie Wonder Helps Create Martin Luther King Day with Maggie Ruopp, Johnston Center for Integrative Studies and Alesha Knox, Admissions 

Time: 5 p.m.

Duration: 1 hour


Martin Luther King Day is something we may take for granted now, but the road to get MLK's birthday adopted as a national holiday was a long one. Come learn more about the intersection of Stevie Wonder, the power of music, American politics, and King's legacy.


Thursday, January 21

“I Have a Dream” Luminaria Ceremony. The Office of Community Service Learning will light The Quad with dreams that have been submitted by students, staff, faculty and administrators.

Time: 7 p.m.

Duration: 1 hour

Instagram: @uofr_csl

Share your dream with us at this link: Share Your Dream


Friday, January 22

Students Together Empowering Peers (STEP) will present to Big Buddies, a children’s program through the Office of Community Service Learning that services kids in the community 1st – 8th grade, about the life and lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Time: 5 p.m.

Duration: 1 hour


Saturday, January 23

Paint and Sip hosted by Associated Students of the University of Redlands

Time: 10 a.m.

Duration: 60 minutes

Register to be mailed your art materials

WebEx: Meeting link

Hosted by Associated Students of the University of Redlands (ASUR), a student artist will instruct live from the Orange Blossom Trail, creating a mural. At the same time, online participants will paint a canvas piece of art, recognizing the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from home.


Sunday, January 24

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Service

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Duration: 60 minutes

Hosted by the Chaplain’s office, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. service will conclude this year’s celebration with Tamara Josserand, vice president of Advancement, and a student speaker about the civil rights leader.