MLK Day is Monday, January 21, 2013, and this year, every campus has activities or events planned!  All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in any of the following events (being held on-campus or in a community near you!). All events listed below are to occur on Monday, January 21 unless otherwise indicated. 

Watch WZZM TV 13 on Monday morning to see Dr. Rhae-Ann Booker, Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, discussing the day’s events.  She will be participating in two TV interviews between 5:30 – 6:30 a.m.

Check out the Martin Luther King, Jr. library guide.

The DU Library has pages dedicated to resources about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy, including Youtube clips and books available at the DU library. Click here for more info.

W.A. Lettinga Campus

Sunday, January 20
6 p.m. | MLK Celebration Service
New Hope Baptist Church – 130 Delaware St. SW, Grand Rapids, 49507

Monday, January 21
12:30 p.m. | Silent March
Assemble at Wilbur A. & Sharon L. Lettinga Auditorium, W.A. Lettinga Campus

1 p.m. | MLK Celebration & Call to Action
Wilbur A. & Sharon L. Lettinga Auditorium, W.A. Lettinga Campus, streamed to other campuses
Reflections from Davenport’s students, faculty, staff and community featuring Rev. Tony Campbell – VP of Focused Impact for the Heart of West MI United Way, Associate Minister at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and a 2011 Giants Award Winner and remarks by Joe Jones, the Interim President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Urban League.

3:30-6:30 p.m. | MLK Day Service Project
David D. Hunting YMCA – 475 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Transportation will be provided. Register to volunteer at http://davenport.edu/volunteer

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | 27th Annual Commemoration
GRCC Ford Fieldhouse – 111 Lyon Street, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Featuring the Honorable Judge Glenda Hatchett as the keynote speaker. Nationally recognized as an expert on juvenile and social issues, Judge Hatchett speaks with authority on saving the generations of today and the future. With compassion and credibility, she affirms that her brand of justice matters for all.

A jurist beyond reproach, her experience as the first African American Chief Presiding Judge of Atlanta’s Fulton County Juvenile Court catapulted her to the forefront of the national justice system.

Tuesday, January 22
10 a.m. | Judge Glenda Hatchett
Wilbur A. & Sharon L. Lettinga Auditorium, W.A. Lettinga Campus, streamed to other campuses

Flint Campus

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Day of Service
The Flint Campus is hosting a service event in room 206. Volunteers are needed to make fleece lap blankets for wounded and homeless veterans and military personnel.

Schedule of Events
Blanket Making from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Light Lunch from 12-1 p.m.
Guest Speaker at 12:30-1 p.m.
Live stream of the MLK Celebration at 1 pm

Reflections from DU students, faculty, staff and community featuring Rev. Tony Campbell – VP of Focused Impact for the Heart of West MI United Way, Associate Minister at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and a 2011 Giants Award Winner and remarks by Joe Jones, the Interim President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Urban League.

Holland Campus

4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Day of Service
Celebrating Dr. King with a new tradition on the Holland Campus of a soul food dinner (4:30-5:30 p.m.) followed by a live stream of the Celebration at the Livonia Campus at 6 p.m., Holland Campus room 101.

Reflections from Davenport’s students, faculty, staff and community featuring Elliott S. Hall, Vice Pres. (Ret), Governmental Affairs, Ford Motor Co. Serving as a community advocate and practicing law as a retired partner Dykema-Gossett PLLC.

Kalamazoo Campus

Kalamazoo staff and students will be participating in the community-wide day of service in honor of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 21, 2013. Sponsored in part and coordinated by Volunteer Kalamazoo, the day of service provides several options for volunteer service in the Kalamazoo community.

Lansing Campus

10 a.m. | MLK Video—The Authorized Biography
Room 205, Lansing Campus
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., A Historical Perspective

11 a.m. | 28th Annual Celebration Luncheon in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue
Please contact Jenny Thurber, lajthurber@davenport.edu, 517-367-8201 for tickets . Limited seating available through DU, additional tickets available through MLK Holiday Commission for $35.00. Deadline for additional ticket sales is January 14, 2013.

12 p.m. | MLK Video—I Have A Dream
Room 205, Lansing Campus
Featuring highlights of major speeches given by Martin Luther King, Jr.

3 p.m. | The Commemorative March to Beaumont Tower
Come together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and other Civil Rights activists by participating in this historic event. The March will start at 3 p.m. and the starting location will be in the Lobby on the first floor of the Union Building. We will be meeting at 2:30 p.m. in the DU Lansing Student Lounge to coordinate transportation needs.

6 p.m. | MLK Celebration & Call to Action
Room 205, Lansing Campus, live stream from Davenport’s Livonia Campus
Reflections from Davenport’s students, faculty, staff and community featuring Elliott S. Hall, Vice Pres. (Ret), Governmental Affairs, Ford Motor Co. Serving as a community advocate and practicing law as a retired partner Dykema-Gossett PLLC.

Livonia Campus

9:30 a.m. | Community Peace Walk
Hope United Methodist Church – 26275 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48076
Assemble at the Davenport table outside the church. The Peace Walk will be followed by a program at the Southfield Pavilion – 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48076 – at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Robert L. Willis, Jr., MLK Community Service Award Chair at 248.690.5059

1 – 4 p.m. | MLK Jr. Day of Service
Forgotten Harvest – 21800 Greenfield Road, Oak Park, MI 48237
Volunteers are needed to re-pack fresh nutritious food destined for the table of those in need. Advanced sign-up is required and space is limited. Email Jamie at jamie.vassel@davenport.edu if you’re interested in participating. Volunteers must complete a waiver to participate.

6 p.m. | MLK Celebration & Call to Action
Room 118, Davenport’s Livonia Campus, treamed out to other campuses
Reflections from Davenport’s students, faculty, staff and community featuring Elliott S. Hall – Vice Pres. (Ret), Governmental Affairs, Ford Motor Co. Serving as a community advocate and practicing law as a retired partner Dykema-Gossett PLLC.

Midland Campus

1 p.m. | MLK Celebration & Call to Action
Live stream of MLK Celebration from the W.A. Lettinga Campus at 1 p.m., Midland Campus, room 100B.
Reflections from Davenport’s students, faculty, staff and community featuring Rev. Tony Campbell—VP of Focused Impact for the Heart of West MI United Way, Associate Minister at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and a 2011 Giants Award Winner and remarks by Joe Jones, the Interim President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Urban League.

6 p.m. | MLK Celebration & Call to Action
Live stream of MLK Celebration from the Livonia campus at 6 p.m., Midland campus room 100B.
Reflections from Davenport’s students, faculty, staff and community featuring Elliott S. Hall, Vice Pres. (Ret), Governmental Affairs, Ford Motor Co. Serving as a community advocate and practicing law as a retired partner Dykema-Gossett PLLC.

Saginaw Campus

January 14 – 21 | MLK Display & Trivia Contest

The Saginaw Campus will have a display in the library with facts about Martin Luther King Jr’s accomplishments. Students will be able to enter a drawing by completing a quiz or puzzle with questions about Martin Luther King Jr. The drawing will be held on January 21st and prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Traverse City Campus

6 p.m. | MLK Celebration & Call to Action
Live stream of MLK Celebration from the Livonia Campus at 6 p.m., University Center room 104.

Reflections from Davenport’s students, faculty, staff and community featuring Elliott S. Hall, Vice Pres.. (Ret), Governmental Affairs, Ford Motor Co. Serving as a community advocate and practicing law as a retired partner Dykema-Gossett PLLC.

Warren Campus

9:30 a.m. | Community Peace Walk
Hope United Methodist Church – 26275 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48076
Assemble at the Davenport table outside the church. The Peace Walk will be followed by a program at the Southfield Pavilion – 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48076 – at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Robert L. Willis, Jr., MLK Community Service Award Chair at 248.690.5059.

1 – 4 p.m. | MLK Jr. Day of Service
Forgotten Harvest – 21800 Greenfield Road, Oak Park, MI 48237
Volunteers are needed to re-pack fresh nutritious food destined for the table of those in need. Advanced sign-up is required and space is limited. Email Jamie at jamie.vassel@davenport.edu if you’re interested in participating. Volunteers must complete a waiver to participate.