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MLK Day of Service

The Week of Peace, Hope, and Justice begins on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with the National Day of Service, honoring his legacy of hope and reconciliation. This National Day of Service marks the Dr. King Holiday as more than a day off; it is a day on. Each year Pepperdine seeks opportunities to connect to marginalized communities around us. We hope you will join us in response to what Dr. King called "life's most persistent and urgent question: What are you doing for others?"

MLK Day of Service 2018

This year, Pepperdine is partnering with L.A. Works for the MLK Day of Service. Here is the description from their website:

On MLK Jr. day 2018, L.A. Works brings the spotlight to Lincoln High, a landmark in Los Angeles' own history of Civil Rights Activism. The movement that Dr. King sparked to bring greater equality to America and to ensure civil rights for all people regardless of race, found its voice in LA in the 1950s and 1960s when near 5000 students from Wilson, Garfield, Roosevelt, Belmont, and Lincoln High spearheaded a movement to stop discrimination against Mexican-American youth in public schools. This upcoming January, we'll honor MLK Jr's legacy by restoring and beautifying Lincoln High, an institution serving some of the most vulnerable beneficiaries of the DREAM Act, in hopes that our contribution will dignify a space in which all Americans are seen as equals.

Event Details

We will be volunteering with the Afternoon Crew. Please register on our page rather than L.A. Works' page to ensure that you have a spot on transportation. Please note: L.A. Works said they really need volunteers for the morning shift. Please consider giving your morning to the cause.

Meeting Place: Rho Parking, near Lovernich Commons

Date: Monday, January 15, 2018

Time: Morning Shift: 6 a.m.

Afternoon Shift 10:30 a.m.

Transportation: Provided for the first 15 who register online. Walk-ups are welcome, but transportation cannot be guaranteed.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch provided for morning crew; lunch provided for afternoon crew.

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