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. 12 – Monday, Jan. 20. See below for details on events.

Package 10,000 Meals for Rise Against Hunger
Sunday, Jan. 12, 3 – 5 p.m., Orton Center
Hosted by Community Service Learning 

Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food and other life changing aid to people in developing nations. Come help us meet our goal of packaging 10,000 meals to help those in need. To volunteer, please email

Make No – Sew Blankets for Get on the Bus

Monday, Jan. 13 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Armacost Library, Naslund Study Lounge
Hosted by Community Service Learning 

Get on The Bus is a program of The Center for Restorative Justice Works, a non-profit organization that unites children, families, and communities separated by crime and the criminal justice system. The organization advocates for the right of children to see, touch and talk to their parent who is incarcerated. Join us as we make no-sew blankets to provide each child with a comfort item for their journey on the bus. To help make blankets, please email

Ken Nwadike Jr., Peace Activist, Motivational Speaker, and Video Journalist
Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m., Orton Center
Hosted by ASUR Convocations and Lectures, in partnership with the MLK Steering Committee 

Ken E. Nwadike, Jr., is the founder of the Free Hugs Project, which produces motivational videos to spread love, inspire change, and raise awareness of social issues. His ‘Free Hugs’ videos have reached hundreds of millions of views on Facebook and YouTube. Join us as we learn more about his organization and his cause.

This event is free to attend.

MLK Speeches 
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hunsaker Lounge 
Hosted by Diversity Initiatives 

Come listen to the audio recordings of Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement.

Spoken Dream Poetry - Workshop and Contest with Magdalena Sanchez '21 
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 4 - 7 p.m., Hunsaker Lounge
Hosted by Title IX and Diversity Initiatives 

Magdalena Sanchez ‘21 is an alumna of the Spoken Literature Art Movement, an organization focused on poetry education and extensive programming for poets in Los Angeles and beyond. She is working on her master’s in Higher Education, Student Affairs.

Signs of the Time - Poster Making with Javier Garcia '20
Saturday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Hunsaker Lounge *Pizza will be served at 1 p.m. 

Join Javier Garcia in Diversity Initiatives on the first floor of the Hunsaker Building to create posters for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Walk on Monday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. - noon. 

RSVP by Friday, Jan. 17 at noon:
–Signup in-person at CDI
–Call 909-748-8297

Annual MLK Celebration Service
Candlelight vigil to honor and remember victims of hate crimes to follow 
Sunday, Jan. 19, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel 

The University Chapel Singers and Bel Canto choirs will be singing music from the Black Gospel and Spiritual traditions. This service will also be featuring reflections from Chaplain John Walsh, as well as readings from our faculty, staff, and students.

MLK Peace Walk 
Monday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to the steps of the Admin Building to participate in a peace walk as it proceeds through campus.