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!
January 18 - January 25, 2020
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Student Service Saturday
- MLK Youth Poetry Slam: 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Charleston Downtown Public Library
Join us for a special Student Service Saturday! Our volunteer group will support our partner YWCA at the MLK Youth Poetry Slam event. Check out this video of last year's event.
- Fresh Future Farm: 9:00am to 12:00pm Noon
Fresh Future Farm was founded to address the health, wealth, and quality of life disparities in the Chicora/Cherokee neighborhood. We will be supporting the organization by joining one of the farm work days.
Audience & Registration: MUSC Students are welcome to register on Helper Helper, click on 'Find Opportunities'.
Monday, January 20, 2020
MLK Day Concert
5:00 p.m at the First Baptist Church of James Island
In celebration of Black History Month, The city of Charleston and YWCA Greater Charleston will sponsor a concert titled "Hold Fast to the Dream" honoring the legacy of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 5 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2020 at First Baptist Church of James Island. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature Lowcountry Voices, one of Charleston's outstanding choral groups. Throughout the concert, set to take place on the official MLK Holiday, Rev. Dr. Kylon Middleton, Jr. of Mt. Zion AME Church will narrate the poem "I Dream A World" by Langston Hughes. The concert is slated for 90 minutes.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
MLK Youth Summit - Volunteer Opportunity
8:30am - 10:30am at the Charleston Gaillard Center
MUSC Students are invited to volunteer at the MLK Youth Summit. The Youth Summit is an invitation-only extension program after the MLK Breakfast. Volunteers will help in the facilitation of a discussion group or activity with nominated high-school leaders as well as support with event logistics.
The MLK Youth Summit is intended to connect Charleston leaders attending the MLK Breakfast with youth participants and provide space for them to reflect and share Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s meaning in their own lives. *volunteer space is limited*
Audience & Registration: MUSC Students are welcome to register on Helper Helper, click on Find Opportunities.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Program
12:00PM at the Basic Science Auditorium (Room 100)
"The time is always right to do what is right."
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration is an annual celebration honoring the legacy of Dr. King. The keynote speaker will be Ms. Katie Dahlheim Esq. Creator and Director of the Lowcountry Blessing Box Project - a local nonprofit addressing food insecurity in the Lowcountry.
We welcome the donation of nutritious, non-perishable food items. New mittens and socks are also appreciated.
30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
6:30pm at MUSC's Drug Discovery Auditorium
MUSC is a member of the Black History Intercollegiate Consortium (BHIC). BHIC is an organization of higher education institutions in the Tri-County area - MUSC, Charleston Southern University, College of Charleston, The Citadel, and Trident Technical College.
The marque event each year for BHIC is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. This is the 30th Annual BHIC MLK Celebration and MUSC is serving as this year's host institution.
Audience & Registration: This event is open to the entire MUSC community and is enterprise-wide. No pre-registration required.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Low Country Food Bank - MUSC Volunteer Opportunity
9:00am - 11:00am at Low Country Food Bank, 2864 Azalea Dr., North Charleston, SC 29405
"Roll up your sleeves and move mountains for hunger relief!" Our MUSC group will support the Low Country Food Bank (LCFB) warehouse by assisting with a variety of activities, including helping to inspect food donations, sorting fresh produce and packing food to ensure that it is ready to be distributed throughout our community.
Audience & Registration: This event is open to the entire MUSC community and is enterprise-wide. Volunteers are required to register here.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
MUSC Leads Workshop: The Socially Engaged Leader
12:00pm - 1:00pm; Basic Science Room 355
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.
Audience & Registration: Students, look for the invite in the Student Broadcast email soon!
Friday, January 24, 2020
Check the Student broadcast email and social media for a special announcement from SPSD!