Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration | Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
Join us at Carolina for a week of cooperatively planned events to commemorate the ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact UNC-Chapel Hill Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at (919) 962-6962 or by email.
MLK Day of Service | 8:30 am–1 pm |Great Hall | Requires registration at www.unc.edu/rocts
Serve. Carolina R.O.C.T.S. (Rejuvenating Our Community Through Service) sponsors the 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. This volunteer opportunity allows individuals to make a difference throughout the Triangle community. To learn more about Carolina R.O.C.T.S. and to register for the event, please go to the website at www.unc.edu/rocts. Service Project assignments are on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsor: Carolina R.O.C.T.S. Contact: Darius Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MLK Youth Leadership Program | 9:30 am–1 pm | Student Union Room 2518
Learn. The Carolina R.O.C.T.S. Youth Leadership Program will center on two major themes. First, high-school students will learn leadership through adversity and how to be successful leaders in their schools. The second theme is to improve the participants’ public speaking skills. Working with a local public speaking organization, they will learn how to evaluate the speeches of others fairly and effectively, and how to organize and deliver their own speeches. With a focus on Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech, students will learn the potential impact of their own voices. Sponsor: Carolina R.O.C.T.S. Contact: Darius Duncan at email@example.com.
Rally, March, Service | 9:00 am | Franklin St. Post Office & Court Bldg.
Mobilize. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro and UNC-Chapel Hill chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will sponsor the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Rally, March, and Worship Service. Meet for the rally at 9:00 and then join the march down Franklin Street ending at Historic First Baptist Church. The service at First Baptist Church (106 North Roberson Street, Chapel Hill, NC) will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by a guest speaker and performances. Sponsor: NAACP Contact: Chavez Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unity Dinner | 5:00 pm | Great Hall | All participants must register via email to email@example.com
Unify. In the spirit of Dr. King’s commitment to bridge gaps between people from all walks of life, the sponsors are proud to present the 6th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Dinner. Carolina students are invited to share a meal, make connections, listen to a guest speaker, and engage in conversations about Dr. King’s legacy in contemporary society. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to attend. Sponsor: Mu Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Contact: Darius Latham at firstname.lastname@example.org
He Was a Poem, He Was a Song | 7:00 pm | Stone Center Hitchcock Multipurpose Room
Inspire. The Stone Center’s annual MLK holiday program examines King’s legacy through music, dance, poetry, and spoken word. Community members, faculty, staff, and students will come together to celebrate Dr. King’s life and work. A reception will follow the free program. Sponsor: The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. Contact: Clarissa Goodlett at email@example.com, or call (919) 962-9001.