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
    Cindy Hess has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing and investor relations, including more than a decade at UofL. She is "sort of" retired but happy to come back to the Office of Communications and Marketing to help with special projects and assignments.