MLK Events and Opportunities

Calling all artists! Be a part of A Sense of Freedom- MLK Week Event Series

In preparation for MLK Days of Service, help Community Service Programs honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream by contributing to the ultimate Sense of Freedom. You can do this in two ways:

1. Submit a visual representation of what YOU believe illustrates freedom. Both photographs and artwork are acceptable and should be respectful, appropriate, and captivating. Hashtag your pictures on Instagram: #MLKDayUSC. These pieces will be displayed on the second floor of Russell House during MLK Week.
2. Send us your best poem, monologue, or powerful original spoken pieces about your interpretation of Dr. King’s dreams, legacy, and ideals, especially concerning freedom and equality for all. The 5 best writers will be selected to perform their piece on Monday, January 21st in the Russell House Theater in Hearing Yesterday’s Struggle, Envisioning Tomorrow’s Future, part of the Community Service Programs MLK Week Event Series.
All submissions and questions should be sent to by Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. The information for the event series can be found here:

MLK Drum Major for Service Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the MLK Drum Major for Service Award! This award will be given resizedimage628467-mlkuse2to one USC student, faculty, or staff member who performs extraordinary everyday acts of service with reliability and commitment, but who seldom receives recognition. USC students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to submit nominations.

Nominations will be accepted until Monday, January 14th at 5 PM, and can be submitted by following this link:

“Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice; say that I was a drum major for peace; I was a drum major for righteousness… We all have the drum major instinct.”
–Martin Luther, King Jr.

Register for MLK Days of Service

427580_10150559568321784_1132135416_nCelebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy through service to our community. Make a positive impact in the greater Columbia area by joining hundreds of fellow students, faculty, and staff in keeping Dr. King’s dream alive. Registration for USC’s 3 days of service (Jan. 21, 25 and 26, 2013) is open! Please visit our website to register:


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