January 18, 2024

Campus encouraged to volunteer during MLK Week observance

Bree Bell, a freshman from Omaha, sorts food in the store room at Matt Talbot
Craig Chandler | University Communication and Marketing

Craig Chandler | University Communication and Marketing
In this file photo, Bree Bell, a freshman from Omaha, sorts food in the storage room at Matt Talbot during MLK Week 2023.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. during the MLK Week Celebration Jan. 22-26.

This year’s theme is “Compassionate Actions.” The MLK Week Planning Committee is encouraging the campus community to serve others through volunteering with local nonprofit agencies during the week.

The following is a schedule of community service days and locations:

  • Jan. 22: Good Neighbor Community Center and Mourning Hope Grief Center

  • Jan. 23: Malone Center and Center for People in Need

  • Jan. 24: Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach and People City Mission

  • Jan. 25: Food Bank of Lincoln and Asian Community and Cultural Center

  • Jan. 26: Educare of Lincoln and Community Action

More information, available time slots and registration for volunteers is now online.

MLK Week will culminate with the MLK Commemorative Celebration at 6 p.m. Jan. 30. The celebration will feature a keynote address by Xernona Clayton, a civil rights leader and broadcast pioneer. Registration is required by Jan. 28. Additional events, including a Late Night Dish It Up and a performance by Kinetic Lights, are also planned.

More details and the schedule, including volunteer opportunities, is available on the MLK Week website.