UNC Greensboro students will spend this weekend living out the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The University’s annual MLK Day of Service takes place Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students will volunteer at a variety of sites throughout Greensboro, including the Interactive Resource Center, Elsewhere Museum, local elementary schools, and the Community Theatre of Greensboro.
Students can register at olce.uncg.edu.
“This is the University’s 11th annual MLK Day of Service, and we are glad to provide students the opportunity to honor King’s legacy through community service,” said Kristina Gage, associate director for civic engagement in UNCG’s Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement. “Approximately 350 students will complete over 1,000 hours of service as part of this event.”
MLK Day of Service is one of two university-wide days of service that take place each year. Spartan Service Day is held in August during Rawkin’ Welcome Week. “Service” has been the motto of UNCG since 1893.
In addition to the day of service, UNCG is partnering with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to host the Joint MLK Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. in Harrison Auditorium on the campus of N.C. A&T. Activist, advocacy educator, youth engagement expert, producer, and TED Talk speaker Natalie Warne will deliver this year’s keynote address for the program.
Photography by Jiyoung Park, University Communications