Register now for the MLK, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 21, 2019. Go to to find opportunities to LEARN, SERVE and CELEBRATE as a campus community.


OxFam Hunger Banquet sponsored by LU Food Recovery Network

10:30 AM – Noon, Warch Campus Center Esch-Hurvis Room

Learn what hunger looks like on a local and global level by attending this interactive hands-on activity highlighting the issues and laws that keep people trapped in poverty. Guests will randomly select tickets representing real people who are high, middle, and low-income earners and will be provided a meal based on available resources.

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Community Volunteering

1 pm, Meet in Warch Campus Center Somerset Room

Join the Center for Community Engagement and Social Change as it travels to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Appleton and Menasha, Brewster Village, Feeding America, and Riverview Gardens. Opportunities include: engaging youth in Appleton and Menasha in the history and values of Dr. Martin Luther King, creating six-word memoirs with community elders, sorting food donations to support many local shelters, and harvesting, weeding, preparing beds, and winterizing 20 hoop houses.

Faculty Teach-in

Staggered presentations between 1 – 4 pm, Various residence halls and Sankofa House.

Why should students care about complex community issues? Find out through faculty-led presentations around community issues that impact equality for all. Presentations will address elder advocacy and care, access to education, diversity and inclusion, child advocacy, fair housing and hunger, access to the arts, and environment and sustainability. Student organizations will be available to share their mission and volunteer needs.

1-2 pm: Professor Stephanie Burdick-Shepherd, Systemic Inequities in Education and Literacy
2-3 pm: Professor Mark Jenike, Hunger and Health in a Wealthy Nation
2-3 pm: Professor Lori Hilt, Youth Mental Health
2-3 pm: Professor Brenda Jenike, Elder Advocacy and Care
3-4 pm: Professor Jason Brozek, The Global Climate Justice Movement
3-4 pm: Professor Jesús Gregorio Smith, Systemic Racism and the Development of the White Racial Frame

Registration is NOT required for this event. Teach-in locations will be provided on this website closer to MLK Day.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 28th Celebration
6:30 – 7:45 pm, Lawrence Memorial Chapel
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., noted activist and advocate, will address this year's theme "Why Keep Dreaming? A Time for Action."

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