Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration | LSU Office of Multicultural Affairs

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration highlights and memorializes the work, accomplishments, and legacy of one of the greatest Civil Rights and African American leaders in modern history. The Celebration, organized by the collective efforts of students, faculty and staff led committees, conceptualizes and executes a series of events to engage the LSU and greater Baton Rouge community on actualizing Dr. King's ideals of social justice, non-violence, education, and service. 

2022 Schedule

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MLK Day of Service

Date:  Monday, January 16, 2023
Time:  7:30 AM - 2:00 PM 
Locations:  various Baton Rouge sites
oma@lsu.edu or 225-578-4339

Each year, approximately 250+ volunteers comprised of LSU students, staff, and community members make it "a day on not a day off" and engage in service projects through MLK Day of Service. Your participation is key to our impactful service. Individuals as well as organizations will be able to reserve their spots at a later date.  Volunteers should wear tennis shoes and clothing that are appropriate for service work. Masks are required.

7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome
8:30 AM Buses Depart
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Service Projects
1:00 PM Buses Return to LSU; Lunch

Volunteers must complete a waiver.  All minors must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or representative of the organization they are affiliated with.  Waivers for minors must be completed by a parent or guardian and can be obtained in advance by emailing  lsumlkcommittee@gmail.com



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Unity Celebration

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023

The MLK Unity Celebration is a time-honored tradition joining together Louisiana State University, Southern University and A&M College, and Baton Rouge Community College for a celebration and commitment to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  During the Unity Reception we proudly recognize the contributions of our leaders with a keynote address, encourage our student leaders to reflect on their role in resolving critical community issues, and to take initiative in enhancing unity among diverse groups within our community.


MLK Food Drive

The 2023 MLK Food Drive will collect food donations during the month of January.  More details will be released at a later date.