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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Day of Service: Day On, Not A Day Off

Monday, January 15, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Rogers Park

Join more than a thousand volunteers for a powerful day of service in Rogers Park through projects like mural and wall painting, restoring parks, leading educational activities and more. Let's honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a "day ON," not a day off. Transportation and lunch provided. RSVP on The Den by January 10.

His Dream, Our Reality

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
2 p.m., McGuire Hall

Join us in honoring the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as you listen to fellow students read their favorite excerpts from Dr. King's speeches.

Vestiges: Has Dr. Martin Luther King's Dream Been Realized? How Far Have We Come? Where Are We Now? How Far Must We Go?

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
3 p.m., McGuire Hall

Ponder the answers to these questions with Tracy Crump, Ph.D., assistant professor of criminal justice and director of the African American Studies program, as she facilitates a panel to discuss the progress toward Dr. King's dream!

Praise and Worship Service

Thursday, January 18, 2018
10:45 a.m., McDonough Chapel

Listen to soulful voices singing songs of praise and worship! SXU welcomes wonderful community guests, the Poe Classical School Choir with Director Cicely Perry and Minister Michael K. Barker from Salem United Church of Christ. Sponsored by Elected of Zion.

Flip Schulke: Civil Rights Photojournalist

Friday, January 19, 2018
1 p.m., Butler Reception Room

Flip Schulke was a photojournalist whose images of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s stunned American magazine readers and helped to change public opinion and the course of history. His decade-long friendship with Dr. King put Schulke on the front lines of the civil rights revolution and made him one of the most important photojournalists of his era. SXU is one of only five institutions in the country to have the rights to use Flip Schulke's amazing photo collection for educational purposes. Enjoy light refreshments and experience history through the photojournalism of Flip Schulke.

Sponsored by Student Activities, the African American Studies program, Elected of Zion, African American Studies Diaspora Club, Black Student Union, University Mission and Ministry and Residence Life.

For more information, please contact Student Activities at (773) 298-5114 or