January 29, 2024

Reflecting on MLK’s Legacy | Honoring Black Community through Unity: Past to Present

Guest Columnist: Andrea Salyer

Hi L&C,
On Jan. 15th, the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement hosted a MLK Volunteer Day. 80 students, faculty, staff, and alumni showed up to make sack lunches and care kits for The Blanchet House. It was a beautiful display of our community spirit at L&C.
MLK Day is the only federal holiday honoring a Black leader and the only national day of service. And despite what you might think, getting a national holiday in his honor was no easy feat.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is part of a long tradition of Black leaders who continue to fight for justice, practice mutual aid, and see every individual’s liberation as inextricably linked.
As you enter your spring semester, I hope you’ll consider volunteering and attending community building/educational events to challenge yourself to get into some “Good Trouble” as the late Rep. John Lewis would say.
Stop by the Center of Social Change (Fowler 321) and learn more about our upcoming events and ways you can get involved! Please also sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Instagram: @lc_centerforsocialchange.
Andrea Salyer,
Director of Center for Social Change and Community Involvement