Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2023
Monday, January 16, 2023 at 7 AM - 12 PM
There will not be a virtual or in-person march. Please see below for details on this year’s celebration.
Message On MLK Celebration
The Marcus Garvey Cultural Center, the University of Northern Colorado & the City of Greeley are partnering this upcoming January to host our inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service!
This event aims to serve both the University of Northern Colorado ecosystem and the greater community of Greeley through acts of service and providing resources & support through action. We intentionally chose to move away from our previous years' celebratory and commemorative traditions of this day, and instead focus on the heart of what we believe Dr. King's legacy to be: Service. We invite you to participate in this Day of Service and help us contribute to the betterment of our community!
For this day, we choose to utilize the term “serve” in two ways. One- because we are uniting as one community under this event, and two- because this iteration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be a day of service and community engagement. Dr. King was a firm believer in community service and mutual aid, saying that “everybody can be great because everybody can serve…You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”
We want to nurture that heart full of grace by centering the entire day around different forms of service, and we want to extend an invitation to you to join us in serving on Monday January 16, 2023. We are partnering with non-profit organizations around Greeley who need and deserve service. Those organizations include:
On January 16, we will be in the Columbine Suites in the University Center from 7:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. building care packages for survivors of sex trafficking with The Avery Center; making literacy and housing insecurity to-go kits for different at-risk populations in Greeley through United Way; working on site at the Weld County Food Bank to help cook food, take meals out for curbside delivery; working on site at the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center, painting and beautifying our Black-identified student center; and more!
All of this is to honor the service and sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through engaging his values of service by tangibly aiding our neighbors here in Greeley. We embody his philosophy through this year's theme:
If you are interested in joining the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center, the University of Northern Colorado & the City of Greeley in lifting up the community together on MLK Day in 2023? Sign up to serve! you can access our Qualtrics sign up.
A collection of local service opportunities; articles and books on MLK’s work and legacy; podcasts, shows and movies/documentaries; and a Take and Make Kit.
MLK Day Discussion and Message – University of Northern Colorado
An open discussion on the importance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and how we can continue to honor Dr. King and his legacy. Introduction by UNC President Dr. Andy Feinstein. Remarks by Dr. Tobias Guzmán, Vice President of Diversity Equity and Inclusion; and Dr. Cedric Howard, Vice President of Student Affairs.
MLK Day of Service Activities
- Building Care packages for survivors of sex trafficking with the Avery Centeer
- Making Literacy and Housing insercurity to-go kits for different at-risk populations in Greeley through United Way
- Help cook food, take meals out for curbside delivery on site at the Weld County Food Bank
- Working on site at the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center by painting and beauitfying our Black-identifieded student center; and more!