Martin Luther King Jr. Week
Know the Past. Improve the Present. Serve the Future.
We commemorate Dr. King’s inspiring words, because his voice and his vision filled a great void in our nation, and answered our collective longing to become a country that truly lived by its noblest principles. No other day of the year brings so many peoples from different cultural backgrounds together in such a vibrant spirit of brother and sisterhood."
—Coretta Scott King, The Meaning of The King Holiday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Shenandoah
Please join us for MLK Day January 15, 2018. All MLK events are free and open to the public.
Community is the thread that connects every event in our MLK celebration. “No other day of the year brings so many peoples from different cultural backgrounds together in such a vibrant spirit of brother and sisterhood,” Dr. King's widow wrote in an essay about the meaning of the holiday that marks Dr. King's birthday. Events throughout the week encourage everyone at Shenandoah to contribute to the betterment of the world and the local community, with the understanding that good work that benefits even one person, truly benefits us all. We also invite members of the local community to join with us for a week of free activities through which we all volunteer our time in the service of others, celebrate the diversity that enriches our understanding of who we are, and engage in reflection upon the meaning of Dr. King's enduring and inspiring message.
We celebrate what King's widow, Coretta Scott King, called his "great dream of a vibrant, multiracial nation united in justice, peace and reconciliation," by challenging ourselves, asking tough questions and engaging in honest conversation.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness." Shenandoah University chooses the altruistic path.
United Way Brochure Packaging
January 15, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Winchester Day Preschool
January 15, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Rise Against Hunger
January 15, 11:00 am-3:30 pm
Our Health Tour
January 15, 1:00-2:00 pm
Kids Club Winchester
January 15, 1:00-4:00 pm
SU Campus Kitchen Meal Packaging
January 15, 6:30-7:30 pm
Dr. King's life and work called upon the nation to reflect on its beliefs and assess its humanity. We encourage individuals to think deeply about their personal commitment to serving humanity with the spirit of unconditional love.
“The Atmosphere of Hate: Experiencing a Civil Rights Era Sit-In” Virtual Reality Experience
January 15, 11:00 am-1:00 pm & 5:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Service of Remembrance
January 15, 5:30-6:30 pm
The Ball Pit: Have Ballsy Conversations
Spaces to Dream in the Shenandoah Community