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January 2017

MLK Celebration Week: Community Collection Drives

January 3 @ 8:00 am - January 22 @ 5:00 pm

Community Collection Drives (Tuesday, January 3 - Sunday, January 22, 2017) School Supply Drive – Collection of pencils to benefit Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School will occur throughout the celebration week at all events. Book Collection Drive – Collection of new or lightly used books to benefit Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School will occur throughout the celebration week at all events. Note: books must be age appropriate for 10 to 15 years old readers. Collections will be done at each…

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MLK Celebration Week: Silent Candlelight Vigil

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Depot,
814 West Broad Street
Richmond, 23220
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A candlelight vigil will be held to commemorate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Participants will engage in a silent vigil and march, which will begin at the VCUarts Depot, 814 W. Broad St., Monroe Park Campus. This event will include a brief dialogue on King's legacy.

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MLK Celebration Week: Campus Climate Discussion

January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
University Student Commons,
907 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, 23220

Research on diversity and student success in higher education has identified campus climate as a critical framework for understanding why not all students thrive equally even with access to the same educational opportunities. This session is designed to bring students, faculty and staff together to discuss the current VCU campus climate. Campus climate includes but is not limited to: institutional history, policies, and structures, perceptions and attitudes of the campus community. This conversation will focus on exploring ways to support…

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MLK Celebration Week: Birthday Celebration & Service

January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
University Student Commons,
907 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, 23220
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VCU community members will celebrate King's contributions and principles, while participating in service projects to support elder care residents and military families. The program will occur at the Student Commons Lobby on Monroe Park Campus and Larrik Student Center on the MCV campus at the same time.

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MLK Celebration Week: “More than a Soundbite” Teach-In

January 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
OMSA Office,
907 Floyd Ave. Room 215
Richmond, VA 23284 United States
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Faculty, staff and students will discuss and learn about the stories behind Martin Luther King Jr.'s most famous speeches.

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MLK Celebration Week: Legacy Night

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University Student Commons,
907 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, 23220
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Faculty, staff and students are invited to an evening of fun, reflection and novelty! Guests can create unique keepsakes, take photos with fun props, enjoy light refreshments and more. All activities will signify or represent aspects of King's legacy. The event will take place in the Commonwealth Ballroom, University Student Commons, Monroe Park Campus.

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MLK Celebration Week: Blood Drive on MCV Campus

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Jonah L. Larrick Student Center,
900 Turpin Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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One unit of blood can save three lives! Participants can continue King's legacy of service by donating blood from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Court End and Jackson Ward rooms in Larrick Student Center. All blood collected benefits Virginia Blood Services. No appointments are necessary, but participants are asked to be hydrated before donating. The blood drive is located in the Court End Ballroom and Jackson Ward Room of Larrick Student Center on MVC Campus.

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MLK Celebration Week: Keynote Speaker – Marc Lamont Hill, Ph.D.

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University Student Commons,
907 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, 23220
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Marc Lamont Hill, Ph.D., author, media personality and Morehouse College professor, will deliver a keynote address on race, politics and social justice. Location: Commonwealth Ballroom, University Student Commons, Monroe Park Campus For more information about MLK Celebration Week events visit the website.

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MLK Week Celebration: Blood Drive on Monroe Park Campus

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
University Student Commons,
907 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, 23220
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One unit of blood can save three lives! Participants can continue King's legacy of service by donating blood from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Commonwealth Ballroom in University Student Commons. All blood collected benefits Virginia Blood Services. No appointments are necessary, but participants are asked to be hydrated before donating. The blood drive is located in the Commonwealth Ballroom, University Student Commons, Monroe Park Campus.

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MLK Celebration Week: VCU Health Sciences Community Service

January 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,
815 E Grace St
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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VCU Health Sciences students will offer foot examinations, vital signs, blood glucose checks and oral health screenings to Emmaus’s clients at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, under the mentorship of VCU Health Sciences professional faculty. The event is located at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on 815 E. Grace Street, Richmond, Va 23219.

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