MLK Day Things to Do!


As you may know, Martin Luther King Jr Day is this coming Monday, January 17th, 2021 and the African American Resource Center will be hosting a variety of events throughout the day to discuss the significance of the day, as well as the impact and legacy of Dr. King. Times, descriptions, and links are listed below, so feel free to check out any or all of these events. Be sure to click the links below to register for the event!

MLK Day of Service Kick off (9 AM-10 AM)

City Wide Donation Project (10 AM-4 PM)

  • Donors can choose a donation site, purchase items on their site supply list, and photograph (document) the delivery of the items using the #upennmlk. Post to your social media platform. 
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MLK Art Project: Vision Board Style (10:30 AM-11:30 AM)

  • Artfully express your goals and dreams in this multimedia workshop that celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art instruction provided by Cooper's Color to Canvas. Downloadable MLK image is available. For a listing of art supplies needed go to Eventbrite.
  • Eventbrite link:

Penn Reads: Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas on Diversity and Children's Literacy (12 PM - 1 PM)

  • You are cordially invited to this most timely and interactive "virtual" presentation featuring a renowned scholar, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, who will focus on children's and adolescent's texts, the teaching of African American literature, history, and culture in K - 12 classrooms. She will also focus on the roles that race, class, and gender play in classroom discourse and interaction. Parents and educators welcome!
  • Eventbrite Link:

College Admissions Process and Financial Aid 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

  • This workshop is to provide clarity and understanding to the college admissions and financial aid process. Registration required.
  • Registration: https://tinyurl.comyxlfcgrt

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Vigil (7 PM - 8 PM)

  • The Mighty Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. along with the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the African-American Resource Center hosts an annual vigil on Martin Luther King Day to commemorate Dr. King and his legacy.   
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Monday January 18th, 2021 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM