UofL marks MLK legacy with day of service and free, public events


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 21 with a keynote speaker, performance of the African American Theatre Program and a day of community service.

    All events are free and open to the public. Here are the details:

    • The UofL Yearlings Club Forum Series and the AATP present a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at The Playhouse, 1911 S. Third St., starting at 1 p.m. Using the theme “The Beauty of Diversity; the Courage to Serve,” the event features keynote speaker Daniel C. Shull, Jefferson County Public School Board member and senior pastor of Burnett Avenue Baptist Church. AATP students will perform and UofL’s Mordean Taylor-Archer will receive this year’s Lift Every Voice Award.
    • Students from UofL’s Engage Lead Serve Board will sponsor the annual MLK Day of Service. The public is invited to take a “day on, not a day off” and join students as they perform community service in the Louisville area. The event includes food and a T-shirt. Participants should meet in the Student Activities Center’s Multipurpose Room, Belknap Campus, at 10 a.m. to sign up for a service site and hear a guest speaker. Transportation to service sites leaves at 11 a.m. and will return to campus at 2 p.m.


    Note: Media should contact ELSB Executive Director Peggy Schnell, 502-523-5983, for specifics on the planned volunteer activities at each location.

    Cindy Hess
    Communications Director Cindy Hess has oversight for day-to-day operations in media relations and covers prestigious scholars, the College of Education and Human Development and Brandeis School of Law. She reports to the Media Relations Director, has a heckuva good resume, and faithfully eats kale for lunch every day. Cindy has more than 25 years of experience in media relations, investor relations, marketing and corporate communications and is the unit’s only employee entrusted to buy tickets for lottery pools.