The Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity and the MLK Week Committee at UNC Pembroke recently announced events for MLK Week.
MLK Week will be celebrated February 14-18, 2022.
MLK Week recognizes the accomplishments of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and fosters conversations about social justice, civic issues and engagement in the community. The theme of UNC Pembroke’s MLK Week is “Empowerment through Community Engagement”.
Events to be held during MLK Week include:
February 1 - 28
- Banners, with quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be displayed in the mall of the Chavis University Center. Sponsored by the Career Center.
- Donate a book to help promote reading literacy. Books donated during the Book Drive will be given to the Public Schools of Robeson County. The books should be appropriate for adolescents and children and can be dropped off at the CARE Resource Center (located in the Ebert Building at 902 Dogwood Lane). Sponsored by Community and Civic Engagement.
Saturday, February 12
- Never Walk Alone Day at UNCP Basketball aspires to showcase a sense of unity among the student body, administrators, and supporters on UNC Pembroke’s campus. UNCP Athletics strives to empower the voices of all involved so that everyone is a part of the discussion. As a member of #BraveNation, no matter your background, you will never walk alone, and your voices are being heard. Follow UNCP Athletics on social media @UNCP_Sports. Sponsored by UNCP Athletics.
Tuesday, February 15
- 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Students are invited to a virtual Part-time Job and Volunteer Fair to learn more about part-time job opportunities as well as how to become civically engaged. Sponsored by Community and Civic Engagement and the Career Center. Register for the fair by clicking here.
Wednesday, February 16
- 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Join us for Poetic Justice: The Black Experience, an artistic poetry slam which explores Black experiences and racial justice, in the UC Annex. Students are invited to share their stories and explore these topics through art, poetry, song or other types of performance. Refreshments will be served. More information on how you can be a part of this experience can be found here. Sponsored by Community and Civic Engagement.
- 6 - 7 p.m.: Join us for a MLK and civil rights movement trivia Kahoot in room 208 of the Chavis University Center. Sponsored by Housing and Residence Life and the Residence Hall Association.
Thursday, February 17
- 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: The UNCP Votes Coalition will host a voter registration drive in the mall of the Chavis University Center.
- 4 p.m.: Join Dr. Jonathan “Jay” C. Augustine, a pastor, professor, author, and advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. Dr. Augustine serves as the senior pastor of St. Joseph AME Church in Durham, NC and as general (national) chaplain of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. A professor and published scholar, Dr. Augustine is adjunct faculty at North Carolina Central University Law School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Howard University, before serving as a decorated, infantry officer in the U.S. Army. After holding publicly elected and gubernatorially appointed office, he accepted the call to ministry and earned a Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary, before completing a fellowship at Princeton Theological Seminary. He also earned a doctorate at Duke University. Attend Dr. Augustine’s talk virtually here.
Saturday, February 19
- 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in MLK Day of Service, where there will be numerous opportunities to work with different partners in the Pembroke and surrounding area. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. at Dogwood Building. To register, click here. Registration ends February 18.
MLK Week is sponsored by the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity, the MLK Week Committee, Career Center, Community and Civic Engagement, Housing and Residence Life, Residence Hall Association, Student Health Services and UNCP Athletics.