There are several activities planned throughout today, and everyone is encouraged to attend! Below are the remaining events for our Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

10:30 a.m. – Rally at Meeks Family Fieldhouse

11:15 a.m. – Symbolic March

In the event of rain, the march will be moved inside Carson Center. We will complete the 54th mile to social change together!

12:00 p.m. –Luncheon in Eykamp Hall

This will feature keynote speaker Chris Emdin, PhD; award presentations; and a performance by Boom Squad Inc. Tickets can still be purchased at the door! 

Chris Emdin is the Robert A. Naslund Endowed Chair in Curriculum Theory and Professor of Education at the University of Southern California. There, he also serves as Director of Youth Engagement and Community Partnerships at the USC Race and Equity Center. He is the creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement, and he is the author of numerous award-winning works. He was recently named one of the 27 people bridging divides in the United States by TIME, and he has been named to Root 100’s list of most influential African Americans.

2:00 p.m. – Community service projects in Carson Center

3:30 p.m. – Local leaders panel discussion in Shanklin Theatre

The panel will be moderated by Rev. J.C. Campbell. Panelists include:

  • Alex Burton
  • Courtney Johnson
  • Melissa Morehead-Moore
  • Arlinda Payne
  • DeAndre Wilson

4:30 p.m. – Final Lead Forward Lecture in Shanklin Theatre with reception afterwards

The lecture will be provided by Head Men's Basketball Coach David Ragland.