MLK Community Events

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said,
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" 


Every year, Americans answer this call by coming together on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
to serve in their neighborhoods and communities.
 

 

2021 Calendar of Events

 

Special thanks to the following departments: Academy for Leadership Development, Anthropology, Baylor Police Department, Campus Recreation, Environmental Health & Safety, External Affairs, Health Management Team, Institutional Events, Marketing and Communications, Multicultural Affairs, Office of Community Engagement & Service, Office of Governmental Relations, Parking Services, and Student Activities.

 

Friday, January 15 

34th Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony     
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park    
300 MLK Boulevard, Waco, Texas
Individuals may place a wreath at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument from January 15 through January 18.
Please adhere to City of Waco social distancing guidelines and health protocols. 

Sunday, January 17

"Reconciliation Sunday" Worship Time
Hosted by Church Under the Bridge
Magnolia Silos
601 Webster Avenue, Waco, Texas 
10:30 AM
Co-Pastors: Jimmy Dorrell and Charles Benson

Monday, January 18

MLK Day of Service - Campus
Sponsored by the Office of Community Engagement & Service and Academy for Leadership Development
719 Baylor Avenue, Waco, Texas (collection drive-thru site)
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Virtual service projects and a collection drive. (One Warm Coat and pet supplies)
Contact CES@baylor.edu for more information.

 

MLK Day of Service - Community
Hosted by Mission Waco
1505 N. 15th Street, Waco, Texas (parking lot)
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Free lunch and prayer followed by service projects.
Contact groups@missionwaco.org to register for projects.

MLK Day of Service - Brazos River Cleanup
Hosted by Keep Waco Beautiful
201 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, Texas
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Spaces are limited. Click here to register.
Contact kwacob@gmail.com for more information.

Beloved Community Commemorative Service
Hosted by The King Center
Live streamed on Facebook and The King Center's website.
10:30 AM to 1:45 PM (EST)
 

35th Annual Candlelight Vigil
6:00 PM
Please bring a candle to this virtual event.
Contact Coque Gibson at (254) 722-1274 for more information and/or to request the link to attend.

MLK in the News: MA Publication
Sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Affairs
Instagram
Follow the Department of Multicultural Affairs on Instagram for daily MLK content and activities.
Contact Multicultural_Affairs@baylor.edu for more information.

Tuesday, January 19

Trivia Tuesday: Celebrating Dr. King
Sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Affairs
Instagram
Follow the Department of Multicultural Affairs on Instagram for daily MLK content and activities.
Contact Multicultural_Affairs@baylor.edu for more information.

Webinar: Disparities in Healthcare in our Community
Sponsored by Waco's Community Race Relations Coalition
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Panel discussion. Contact (254) 717-7903 for more information.

Wednesday, January 20

MA's Turn Up the AC: Following Dr. King's Example
Sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Affairs
Instagram
4:00 PM
Join us in a discussion with Baylor alumni as we talk about the importance of Dr. King's life and work.
Follow the Department of Multicultural Affairs on Instagram for daily MLK content and activities.
Contact Multicultural_Affairs@baylor.edu for more information.

MLK Lunch & Learn
Sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Affairs and Student Activities
Fountain Mall
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Join us for food trucks and fun as we learn more about Dr. King and his legacy.
This event is only open to Baylor Faculty, Staff, and Students.
Follow the Department of Multicultural Affairs on Instagram for daily MLK content and activities.
Contact Multicultural_Affairs@baylor.edu for more information.

Friday, January 22

MLK Lunch & Learn
Sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Affairs and Student Activities
Fountain Mall
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Join us for food trucks and fun as we learn more about Dr. King and his legacy.
This event is only open to Baylor Faculty, Staff, and Students.
Follow the Department of Multicultural Affairs on Instagram for daily MLK content and activities.
Contact Multicultural_Affairs@baylor.edu for more information.

Monday, January 25

MA's I Love Music Mondays: Honoring the Civil Rights Movement
Sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Affairs
Tag us and share your favorite songs that honor those who fought during the Civil Rights Movement.
Follow the Department of Multicultural Affairs on Instagram for daily MLK content and activities.
Contact Multicultural_Affairs@baylor.edu for more information.

Tuesday, January 26

MA's Taking a Road Trip
Sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Affairs
Visited any famous places from Dr. King's life? Tag us and share your pictures as we take a virtual road trip together.
Follow the Department of Multicultural Affairs on Instagram for daily MLK content and activities.
Contact Multicultural_Affairs@baylor.edu for more information.

Wednesday, January 27

The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Affairs
Details pending, please check back soon!
Follow the Department of Multicultural Affairs on Instagram for daily MLK content and activities.
Contact Multicultural_Affairs@baylor.edu for more information.

The volunteer opportunities listed on this page/graphic are offered by churches and organizations unrelated to Baylor University. These opportunities are offered as a public service to entities that could benefit from the volunteer efforts of Baylor students. Baylor University does not inspect or approve the activities of these entities and is not liable for any injuries or damages that may occur. Baylor recommends that students comply with all COVID-19 related recommendations by government health officials, including those related to wearing of masks and social distancing. 

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