Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration
The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration highlights and memorializes the work, accomplishments, and legacy of one of the greatest Civil Rights and African American leaders in modern history. The Celebration, organized by the collective efforts of students, faculty and staff led committees, conceptualizes and executes a series of events to engage the LSU and greater Baton Rouge community on actualizing Dr. King's ideals of social justice, non-violence, education, and service.
MLK Legacy Day
Join us for a day of service and community celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of civic engagement, humanitarianism, and the fight toward equality. The day will begin with service at various community organizations around Baton Rouge. The community celebration will take place in the afternoon, and will consist of a panel dialogue comprised of LSU professors, community leaders, and student voices. The day will conclude with a showing of the film Selma (2014). Selma is a historical drama based on the 1965 Selma Montgomery voting rights marches initiated by James Bevel, led by Dr. King, Hosea Williams, and John Lewis.
Each year, LSU students, staff, and community members make it "a day on, not a day off." We welcome all students, faculty, staff, and community members to engage in this day of service and community celebration to uplift Dr. King's legacy!
Participants are required to register in advance for Legacy Day. Please register by clicking the link below:
Service project assignments will be given out during check-in. This year we are limiting volunteers to 150 people. Free volunteer t-shirts will be provided, first come, first serve.
Date: Monday, January 15, 2024
Service Check-In Location: LSU Student Union, Magnolia Room
Community Celebration Location: LSU Student Union, Atchafalaya Room
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Volunteer Check-in
8:30 AM Welcome
9:00 AM Buses depart from LSU to different Baton Rouge sites for service projects.
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Service projects
1:00 PM Buses return to LSU
1:15 PM Community Celebration begins: Lunch, Panel, and Selma Showing
If you have any questions, please contact us at (225) 578-4339 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Responses may be delayed during the winter break.
MLK Unity Celebration
Date and Time: Thursday, January 18th, 2023 at 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Location: LSU Student Union- Magnolia Room
The MLK Unity Celebration is a time-honored tradition joining together Louisiana State University, Southern University, and Baton Rouge Community College for a celebration and commitment to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
During the MLK Unity Reception, we host a keynote address while proudly recogniing the contributions of our student leaders. During this event we encourage our leaders and participants to reflect on their role in resolving critical community issues and to take initiative in enhancing unity among diverse groups within our community.
If you have any questions, please contact us at (225) 578-1627 or email@example.com. Responses may be delayed during the winter break.