UNCP to celebrate MLK Week

UNC Pembroke to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Office of Student Inclusion & Diversity and the MLK Week Committee at UNC Pembroke recently announced events for MLK Week scheduled to be celebrated Feb. 14 – 18.

MLK Week recognizes the accomplishments of Dr. King and fosters conversations about social justice, civic issues and engagement in the community. The theme of UNCP’s MLK Week is “Empowerment through Community Engagement.”

Events to be held 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 & 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 UNCP’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 & 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 & 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 & 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 pm.: Join Dr. Jonathan “Jay” C. Augustine, a pastor, professor, author and advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, virtually at 4 p.m. 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.

MLK Week is sponsored by the Office of Student Inclusion & Diversity, the MLK Week Committee, Career Center, Community & Civic Engagement, Housing & Residence Life, Residence Hall Association, Student Health Services and UNCP Athletics.

For more information about MLK Week at UNC Pembroke, please visit www.uncp.edu/mlk or contact the Office of Student Inclusion & Diversity at 910.521.6508 or osid@uncp.edu.