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Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our work and the work of our community partners, the traditional MLK Challenge event has been cancelled for the 2020-2021 academic year. However, there are still ways to honor the legacy of Dr. King. Below is a list of opportunities:
- To find volunteer opportunities in Boone or Online check this link to be plugged in!
- Connect with resources that Intercultural Student Affairs is promoting.
- Plan to attend the MLK Commerative Speaker on January 26, 2021. Details forthecoming.
- Check out these resources available through Americorps.
- MLK Day Celebrations and Observations in Charlotte 2021.
- MLK Day Events in The Triangle 2021.
- Where Do We Go From Here? | Documentary Film Festival by The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research And Education Institute At Stanford University
- 35th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- California African American Museum's MLK Day Celebration 2021
- Later in the Spring semester, ACT plans to honor the legacy of Dr. King through a collaborative service and education event hosted by student members of the ACT Team. Check back later for further information.
"Everybody can be great. because everybody can serve."
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A recap of the 2020 MLK Challenge:
Appalachian State University & ACT celebrated the 21st anniversary of the MLK Challenge in January 2020. Hundreds of participants met to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King through a day of service, reflection, and education. Volunteers gave their time, energy, and talents to make the High Country a brighter place by working alongside 20+ Community Partners. True to its name, layers of challenges were woven into this day. Participants gave up a potential day off from work or school to serve others; they met new people and volunteered together and learned something new while approaching problems with a positive attitude.
Through rain, snow, or shine, it's all part of the challenge. In one day, MLK volunteers helped some of the most impactful Community Partners in Watagua County!