MLK Day of Service Luncheon

January 25, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Campus Events Diversity and Inclusion Student Affairs Students
Ponderosa Room, Nebraskan Student Union

Join UNK Student Diversity & Inclusion in celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a featured keynote Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr., followed by he 3rd Annual MLK Day of Service Project from 2-5pm.

Dr. Lafayette co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee [SNCC] in 1960 with his college roommate, Rep. John Lewis. He was a leader of the Nashville Movement Lunch Counter Sit-ins in 1960, and the 1961 Freedom Rides, as a 20 year old student being one of more than 400 black and white Americans risking their lives and enduring savage beatings and imprisonment-for simply traveling together on buses and trains journeying through the Deep South, sorely testing the belief in nonviolent activism.

Lafayette directed the Selma, Alabama Voter Registration Project (as depicted in the 2014 Academy Award-Winning motion picture "SELMA") in 1962. He was appointed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to be National Program Administrator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and National Coordinator of the 1968 Poor People's Campaign.

Luis Olivas