Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2015

MLK Jr.

One Dream: “An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963

Join us January 15-20, 2015 to engage the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Events throughout the week focus on issues of justice, racial-equality, labor-rights, pacifism, Christian faith and activism, community-based volunteerism, service and relationship building.

2015 Schedule of Events

Jan. 13, 14 and 20
7 p.m. Food Drive for The Salvation Army, Our Community Place and Patchwork Pantry (Bring non-perishable food items to the Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball and Men’s Volleyball games in University Commons Yoder Arena. These donations do not replace the ticket fee for community members.)

Thursday, Jan. 15
8 p.m. Movie and Talk Back – “To Kill a Mockingbird” (Common Grounds Coffeehouse)

Friday, Jan. 16
10-10:30 a.m. Reading Circles of MLK, Jr. Sermons and Speeches (Parkwoods Apartments Community Room, Cedarwood 2nd floor lounge, Northlawn Great Lounge, Campus Center Brunk Maust lounge, Seminary main lounge, Hartzler Library, Science Center rm. 104, University Commons student life lounge, Athletic Suite, Roselawn 200)
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mix-It Up at Lunch (Northlawn Dining Hall)
7-9 p.m. Evening of Service and Tyrone Sprague’s Barbershop visit (Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, John Wesley United Methodist Church and Tyrone’s Barbershop) Vans depart from the University Commons main entrance at 6:30 p.m.
To sign up for service, email Y-Serve or the Black Student Union at or .

Saturday, Jan. 17
10:00-Noon or Noon-2:00 Day of Service and Tyrone Sprague’s Barbershop visit (Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, John Wesley United Methodist Church, Blacks Run and Tyrone’s Barbershop) Vans depart from the University Commons main entrance at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
To sign up for service, email Y-Serve or the Black Student Union at or .

Sunday, Jan. 18
11 a.m. Community Church Service: “The Confidence of a King” with Rev. Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani (Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 184 Kelley Street, Harrisonburg, VA) Vans depart from the University Commons main entrance at 10:30 a.m.
1 p.m. Community Lunch (for church attendees at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 425 Effinger Street, Harrisonburg, VA)

Monday, Jan. 19
9:50-10 a.m. “One Dream” Solidarity March
10-10:40 a.m. MLK, Jr. Celebration Chapel: “There’s Power in the Blood” with Rev. Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani, the EMU Gospel Choir and the Alpha Omega Dancers for Christ. (Lehman Auditorium)
10:45-11:30 a.m. After Chapel Talk Back on dynamics of the prison industrial complex (Common Grounds Coffeehouse)

Co-Sponsors of 2015 MLK Jr. Celebration

Multicultural and International Student Services, Campus Ministries, and the Union of Student Organizations (Student Government Association).

Additional Program Partners

Black Student Union, EMU Gospel Choir, YPCA, EMU Earthkeepers, Latino Student Alliance, Safe Space, Alpha Omega Dancers for Christ, EMU Education Department, EMU Environmental Sustainability Program and the office of the undergraduate academic dean, Harriet Tubman Cultural Center, Northeast Neighborhood Association (NENA), Bethel AME Church, John Wesley United Methodist Church, Harrisonburg-Rockingham County NAACP, Branch #7132. Contact the student life division for more information at 540-432-4135.

2015 MLK Jr. Events in the Area

For more MLK, Jr. events in Harrisonburg this year:
Harrisonburg Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Coalition
James Madison University