In celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, University of Richmond has planned a variety of activities inviting students, faculty and staff to honor the holiday, serve in the community and learn about civil rights in Richmond.

Richmond’s MLK commemoration event, “Honoring the Legacy, Engaging the Dream,” will be held Jan. 18 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Modlin Center for the Arts, Camp Concert Hall. University President Ronald A. Crutcher will deliver the keynote address. A reception will follow in Booth 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.

Events include a walking tour of Jackson Ward followed by a brief bus tour with Valentine History Center guides; MLK Family Day designed for families with children ages 2-12 complete with stories, crafts and snacks; and a screening of the movie “Selma” at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown.

Service opportunities range from a cleanup event at the historic East End Cemetery to cooking an evening meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

University of Richmond’s MLK Day events are co-sponsored by the Office of Common Ground and the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and organized by an array of campus offices. For a complete list of events, visit richmond.edu/mlk.

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