Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17, 2022
Martin Luther King, Jr. was deeply committed to serving others and fostering a more just and inclusive society. Every year, thousands of people across the United States come together to honor Dr. King through service projects and commemorative events. Virginia Western Community College is honored to celebrate his work and teachings by making MLK Day a day on instead of simply a day off. Please join Virginia Western for our second annual MLK Day of Service, intended to empower individuals and strengthen communities in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy and the college’s commitment to stronger and more inclusive communities.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. King’s work remains unfinished, and the college has committed to thoughtfully considering what his vision means today. Please join us Monday, January 17, 2022, for Virginia Western Community College’s second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Although the campus will be closed in recognition of the holiday, faculty, staff, students, and community partners are invited to honor Dr. King’s legacy by volunteering to serve our community and reflect on what Dr. King’s dream means today and the work that remains for racial equality and equity.
We ask the community to join us at 8 AM in our virtual Zoom-based commemoration and keynote address for all who are interested in learning, growing, and coming together in the true spirit of the day. Unfortunately, due to impending inclement weather and out of an abundance of caution for safety, all in-person volunteer activities have been cancelled. Thank you to those who registered to volunteer for an activity. We hope that you will find ways to honor Dr King Jr’s legacy each day and choose to join us for a Day of Service next year.