Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

January 17 – January 22, 2022

Every January, our nation dedicates time to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.  His prophetic words on racial injustice, voting rights, economic justice, housing discrimination, and public safety are still relevant more than sixty years later.  One of Dr. King’s greatest desires for this nation and world was the achievement of a “Beloved Community” that embraces full inclusivity, equality, justice and love for all.  In this community, everyone is able to enjoy the richness of the land and society, and human dignity and quality of life are paramount.  We understand our work of forming the beloved community is far from attainment, but must stay steadfastly committed to positive social change, freedom and justice for all to achieve this reality.  Join the James Farmer Multicultural Center as we celebrate the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


MLK Jr. Day of Service

Saturday, January 22 | TBD |  Chandler Ballroom, UC

Register here: bit.ly/mlkdayumw

Join your fellow students to celebrate our national Day of Service on the UMW campus. The MLK Day of Service is a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of building “beloved community.” Observed each year as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will have “Take and Make” kits (to make blankets and scarves for area nonprofits) and outdoor volunteer activities. A virtual program will be offered between 1:00 and 3:00 on Saturday as well. Sign up to participate in the Day of Service at bit.ly/mlkdayumw 

For more information, contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044 or umwjfmc@gmail.comPlease email us at umwjfmc@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding disability-related accommodations.