In celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the University of Richmond has planned a variety of activities to honor Dr. King’s legacy of faith, justice and social change and to continue to engage his dream.

Richmond’s MLK commemoration event, “Honoring the Legacy, Engaging the Dream,” will be held Jan. 19 from 5:30–7 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall of the Modlin Center. University President Dr. Edward L. Ayers will deliver the keynote address, “Where Did the Civil Rights Struggle Come From?” This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the lobby.

The university is closed for the MLK Day holiday, but the campus community is invited to participate in a day of service and learning. About a hundred students, faculty and staff will participate in educational bus tours examining Richmond’s past, present and future. Dozens of others will provide service at UR Downtown and other sites throughout the Richmond area. Service opportunities range from winterizing blueberry bushes at Shalom Farms in Goochland to creating encouragement cards, hall passes and signage to be used in local schools.

The University of Richmond MLK Day events are organized by Common Ground and sponsored by an array of campus offices.

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