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MLK Week at MUSC

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! 

MLK Week@MUSC Kick-off Event

Because of SPSD’s partnership with Georgia Tech, MUSC students have been invited to attend an exciting kick-off event!

Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture (Virtual)

featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones
Sponsored by The Georgia Institute of Technology
January 14, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.
Register Here – Click Guest for Affiliation

Hannah-Jones is the creator of the New York Times Magazine’s “The 1619 Project,” about the history and lasting legacy of American slavery, for which her powerful introductory essay was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. She has also won a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards, and is a three-time winner of the National Magazine Awards.

To Reflect.

MUSC Student Voices Forum Graphic

Thank you for participating in MLK@MUSC Week! Student Programs and Student Diversity along with the Office of Humanities want to hear your story. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy inspires us all in different ways—and that inspiration can be expressed through a variety of media. With this in mind, we invite you to create and share a poem, a story, a song, a work of visual art, or just a quick video of your verbal response using one of the following prompts:

  1. How does the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspire you?
  2. What are you doing to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Share your response here!

To Celebrate.

31st Annual BHIC MLK Celebration

January 19, 2021
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by the College of Charleston via Microsoft Teams 

Click Here to Join the Celebration! 

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.

The MUSC MLK award recipient will the be recognized at the 2021 BHIC MLK Celebration.

MLK Commemoration Program featuring Dr. Ebony Hilton

“The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity”
The Urgency of Creating the Beloved Community

Sponsored by the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
January 19, 2021 - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. on Microsoft Teams 
Earn 1.0 hour of D&I Credit

Register via MyQuest!

To Serve. 

MUSC Service Project: Outdoor Mural Painting 

Join us for an incredible service opportunity! We will inspiring joy by painting a colorful, outdoor mural in an area that is used for children’s play therapy and horticultural therapy. This is a collaborative project in partnership with the MUSC Urban Garden, Student Government Association, Student Programs and Student Diversity, and STAR Children’s Day Treatment Program (CDT). Painting experience is not required- we welcome all student volunteers. 

Shifts Available:
Saturday, January 16th, Sunday, January 17th, and Monday, January 18th
9:00- 11:30 a.m. 
12:00- 2:30 p.m. 
3:00 - 5 p.m. 

Project Details, COVID Safety Guideline, and Sign-up Available: Find Opportunities in Helper Helper

To Learn.

SGA Drive-in Movie

John Lewis Documentary Movie Poster

January 21, 2021
Patriot's Point
Gates open at 6:15 p.m.The movie will start around or a little before 7:00 p.m.

Register for the movie here!

Join us for a drive-in movie where we will celebrate MLK Week and watch John Lewis: Good Trouble, a 2020 documentary film. After the movie, attendees will be prompted to complete a short reflection exercise.

We are asking that attendees bring a minimum of 2 can goods/nonperishable food items. Items in need include canned meat and peanut butter, but all items will be accepted. All donations will benefit the Shifa Clinic Food Bank.