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MLK Week at MUSC

Photos of Martin Luther King Jr.

Programs, initiatives, and events this week are designed for us to reflect on the existing challenges of today, learn ways we can cultivate a diverse, inclusive, and supportive campus, serve and advocate in our community, and, of course, celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy.

REFLECT - LEARN - SERVE - CELEBRATE together during MLK Week at MUSC! 

To Celebrate.

32nd Annual BHIC MLK Celebration

January 18, 2022
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by Charleston Southern University (Lightsey Chapel)

In association with the Black History Intercollegiate Consortium (BHIC), MUSC awards one deserving individual the MUSC MLK Humanitarian Award which recognizes a MUSC team member (faculty, university staff, hospital staff) who has made significant contributions on campus or in the community in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This year MUSC will recognize Dr. Mileka Gilbert, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics. She will received her award at the 2022 BHIC MLK Celebration.

To Learn.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Noon Day Lecture
Featuring Zachary Brewster, PHR, SHRM-CP

Sponsored by the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
January 18, 2022  l  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. on Microsoft Teams 
Earn 1.0 hour of D&I Credit
Register via MyQuest!

The Socially Engaged Leader

Sponsored by Student Engagement

January 19, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Basic Science Building Room 355
*Boxed lunch to-go for those who attend

RSVP on Engage!

What is the connection between your leadership, values, and social change? Led by Dr. Dante Pelzer and Susannah McFaul, this interactive workshop will introduce the Social Change Model of Leadership and the explore the ways that your leadership development is connected to social responsibility and change for the common good.

Inspired by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s leadership, we will explore the ways that leadership is a creative, transformational process and belief that great leaders (like you!) work for positive change in society for others and ourselves.

To Serve. 

MLK WEEK@MUSC Service Projects

(Open to All MUSC students, faculty, and staff!)

Registration Available in Helper Helper, Click "Find Opportunities"  


Project #1 - Greenheart Project: Farm Workday at Mitchell Elementary

Date: Wednesday, January 19th
Time: 3:30 pm Information Session and Special Q&A with The Green Heart Project Staff
4 pm- 6 pm: Service in the Mitchell Elementary School Micro-Farm

Location: Mitchell Elementary School
2 Perry Street
Charleston, South Carolina

Description: The Green Heart Project builds garden-based experiential learning projects and school garden programs to educate students connect people and cultivate community through growing, eating, and celebrating food. Currently, every student at Mitchell receives Green Heart Project in-school programming, in addition to one after-school program.

Project #2 - Carolina Youth Development Center: Organization Project

Date: Saturday, January 22nd
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Carolina Youth Development Center
5055 Lackawanna Boulevard
North Charleston, SC

Description: Join us to support CYDC to organize and decorate their main clubhouse where the kids can congregate and play, and where most of their events take place. This organization requires vaccination and masks are required.