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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!

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.

Audience & Registration: MUSC Students are welcome to register on                Helper Helper, click on 'Find Opportunities'.

Check out this video of last year's event.  

Monday, January 20, 2020

MLK Day of Service - MLK Parade

 8:00am - 12:00pm at Burke High School

Across the United States, communities commemorate birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with service and engage in a "day on, not a day off." Join us for an enterprise-wide service opportunity supporting Charleston's MLK Parade!

The MLK parade is part of South Carolina's largest MLK Celebration and our team will be there to help! Volunteers will assist with parade flow, event set-up, and support the local bands, marchers, and parade participants.

Audience & Registration: This event is open to the entire MUSC community and is enterprise-wide. Volunteers are required to register here.

Check out this article about the history of Charleston's Annual MLK Celebration and Parade.

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.

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; Room TBD

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!