Martin Luther King events include service challenge, public program


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville is sponsoring a community service day and offering a special program Jan. 19 to commemorate the life and work of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

    ––UofL’s Office of Civil Engagement, Leadership and Service will lead the MLK Challenge service day, which will begin at 12:15 p.m. at the Americana Community Center, 4801 Southside Drive. Volunteers will be divided into groups and charged with completing projects across the community at sites including Americana, Project Women, Dare to Care and Catholic Enrichment Center.

    The service day, which is open to the community, is limited to the first 150 volunteers. Volunteers also will be encouraged to continue their community service throughout the year. To register for the MLK Challenge, contact Kara Morrell at 502-852-8323 or by Jan. 15.

    ––The campus Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration will begin at 1 p.m. in the Playhouse, Cardinal Boulevard between Second and Third streets.

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.