Campus Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. in January

Event Details

Date: January 13 - January 15, 2018

The Augustana Diversity and Inclusion office is collaborating on these events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy.

Schedule of Events

  • Saturday, Jan. 13: MLK Challenge, a volunteer service initiative for all students, faculty and staff hosted by the Center for Campus Life, Ole Serves, Serving and Learning Together (SALT) and the University of Sioux Falls,  9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the 3-in-1 Room of Morrison Commons. Participants complete group challenges based on local community needs while honoring Dr. King's legacy. Please register.
  • Saturday, Jan. 13: MLK Dinner & Community Workshop, presented by Establishing Sustainable Connections and the Augustana Diversity & Inclusion Office. The "Building on the Dream" dinner and community workshop is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, in Froiland Science Complex Room 113. This event will be an engaging workshop facilitated by educators, social justice advocates and city officials.
    5:30 p.m.: Dinner with tabletop discussion points.
    6:30 p.m.: Shifting your Lens, redefining education, workforce development, and global networks in our city.
    7:30 p.m.: Building the on the dream, action steps to get to the promised land.
    RSVP! Seats are limited for the Community Workshop!
  • Sunday, Jan. 14: Interfaith Celebration and CommUnity Vigil is 6:30-8 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church (1600 E. 12th St.) and is free and open to the public. This is a service for connection as we, the community will come together and pay tribute to Dr. King's vision of strength, prosperity and unifying for action. This celebration will conclude with a unity vigil that will signify the community's commitment to supporting one another in times of strife and disturbance from societal norms.
  • Monday Jan. 15: Film showing of Selma at 7 p.m. in the Morrison Commons Back Alley. Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (actor David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

View photos of the 43 participants of our 3rd annual #MLKChallenge17 with more than 1,800 hours of service!

Learn more about our first-ever MLK Challenge through social media!