Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebration Week
January 18 - 22, 2021
Office of Inclusion and Diversity
Tuesday, Jan. 12 – Wednesday, Jan. 20
Nursing Home Drive Collection

Cross Cultural Center for Excellence, Suite 2104, Harold D. Melton Student Center

Auburn University’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity and the Auburn Student Nursing Association is joining forces to collect and pack travel-sized toiletries for local nursing homes. Organizers are looking for donations of travel-sized toiletries, including hand sanitizer, soap and body wash, toothpaste, lotion, men’s and women’s deodorant, flushable wipes, floss, shampoo, conditioner and Chapstick, all of which can be dropped off at Suite 2104.

Monday, Jan. 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast

Virtual event | 7:30–9:30 a.m.

Theme: Honoring the Dream: Exploring 21st Century Civic Engagement and Advocacy

(Costs vary; see registration page for details. The first 30 registrants will receive a free copy of Auburn Alumnus Chef Justin Robinson’s new cook book "Justin Time".)

Watch the MLK Award Ceremony
MLK 2021 Day of Service

Harold D. Melton Student Center Ballroom | 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Every year, Auburn's Alternative Student Breaks, or ASB, and Black Student Union, or BSU, collaborate on a day of service and education to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year, due to COVID-19, there are on-campus and remote options for our MLK Day of Service. All participants must register through GivePulse, and on-campus participants must additionally RSVP for the event on AU Involve.

More information about the MLK 2021 Day of Service

Wednesday, Jan. 20
Self-Care With Blaze Wellness

Virtual event | 5:30 p.m.

Theme: Exploring Racial Battle Fatigue Through the Lens of Civic Engagement

Auburn Alumna Noelle Lucas will lead participants in a safe, at-home essential oils workshop. This experience will offer participants an opportunity to explore the impact of racial battle fatigue on physical, mental and emotional well-being, examine the concept of weathering and how it impacts quality of life, unpack allyship and its connection to racial battle fatigue and identify opportunities for cultivating spaces for rest.

(Limited to 50 participants)

Thursday, Jan. 21
Nursing Home Drive Packing Day

Cross Cultural Center for Excellence, Suite 2104, Harold D. Melton Student Center

8 a.m.

Packing Day Volunteer registration

Media coverage
Taffye Clayton on WSFA-TV Montgomery
Monday, Jan. 18

Last updated: January 22, 2021