Register now for the MLK, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 21, 2019. Go to or the links below 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

Join LU Food Recovery Network as they lead an interactive hands-on activity highlighting the issues and laws that keep people trapped in poverty. Guests will be assigned at random an income level and will be provided a meal based on available resources. Learn what hunger looks like at a global level and how to get involved in local hunger efforts. Sign up here.

Please note: This simulation does not represent a single country nor a single situation and will provide examples of experiences of a variety of countries and income-earners. While simulations are almost always flawed and can never fully represent reality, changes have been made to reduce those flaws and ensure an impactful learning experience. The ultimate goal is to increase participant awareness in an engaging way and to encourage all to get involved in addressing inequalities in access to resources. The intended audience is those who are interested in learning more about what leads to poverty and hunger at a global level.

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.

Register on GivePulse and attend 3 teach-ins to be entered into a drawing for a prize.

1. teach-in; an informal lecture and discussion or series of lectures on a subject of  public interest.

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 Inequalities in Education and Literacy (Plantz Hall)
2-3 pm: Professor Mark Jenike, Hunger and Health in a Wealthy Nation (Colman Hall)
2-3 pm: Professor Lori Hilt, Community-Based Screening to Improve Youth Mental Health (Hiett Hall)
3-4 pm: Professor Jason Brozek, The Global Climate Justice Movement (Sage Hall)
3-4 pm: Professor Jesús Gregorio Smith, Systemic Racism and the Development of the White Racial Frame (Sankofa House)


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."