MONDAY, JANUARY 15 - FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
Recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthdate has been a tradition at the University of Iowa since 1969, and the national holiday has been observed through human rights programs since its inception in 1986. In 1990 the University initiated the Human Rights convocation program. Afternoon classes were canceled to encourage student, faculty, and staff participation in programs that encourage dialogue about diversity and reinforce the principle that the University is a forum for the free exchange of ideas. The convocation has been an opportunity for serious thinking by all of us about issues of social justice, human rights, and world peace.
An official University holiday was designated in 1995 to provide an opportunity to engage the University community in a discussion of the human values that the King holiday epitomizes. These initial events have grown into a campus-wide celebration that engages faculty, staff, students and community members to give lectures, discussions, and cultural arts presentations. All events are free and open to the public.
Day Of Service
Date & Time:
Date & Time:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Date & Time:
8:00 AM–1:30 PM
Location: Hubbard Commons – Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Join other UI students, faculty, and staff, and Iowa City community members for a Day of Service in Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 15, 2018!
If weather prevents us from serving on 1/15/18, our "weather date" will be Saturday, January 20, 2018. You will be informed via email if we have to postpone the event.
The Day of Service (1/15/18) will kick off in the IMU with check-in from 8:00 - 8:30 AM, where you will receive your volunteer location. Volunteers will travel to their locations and serve from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. After serving, volunteers will return to the IMU for a celebration and reflection that includes a free lunch!! The event will conclude by 1:30 PM.
This event is part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration of Human Rights Week and sponsored by the Division of Student Life, University Housing & Dining, and the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership in advance at 319-335-3059.