University of Redlands

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The University community will pay homage to the civil rights leader through service projects, musical performances, readings, and a special address


REDLANDS, California (Jan. 12, 2017)—The University of Redlands community will remember and pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy on Sunday, Jan. 15 and Monday, Jan. 16 through service and events. 

Sunday, Jan. 15

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Service

7:30-8:30 p.m., Historic Memorial Chapel, University of Redlands

The service includes musical performances by the University Chapel Singers and Bel Canto Choir with student soloists; readings of Dr. King’s work by faculty, administrators, and students; and the main address, “Can I Get A Witness” by Peter Tupou of the Chaplain’s office. This event is free and open to the public. 

Monday, Jan. 16

Community Service Learning “Get on the Bus” service opportunities

9 a.m. to noon, Hunsaker Plaza

“Get on the Bus” is a program that helps children stay in touch with incarcerated parents. The campus community is invited to join in the following activities:

•Assemble stationery kits for children to write letters to their parents. 

•Make blankets for locals in need. 

•Write messages about freedom and community on luminaries that will be lit in the evening in Hunsaker Plaza. 

•Students: Donate debit dollars to the Got MLK effort, which provides milk to be donated to local food shelters.  

Wednesday, Jan. 18

“The Loving Story”

8 p.m., Hall of Letters 100

Thursday, Jan. 26


7 p.m., Memorial Chapel

The Supreme Court ruled in the case of Loving v. Virginia 50 years ago, declaring Virginia’s anti-miscegenation statute unconstitutional, as a violation of the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. The University of Redlands marks this decision with the screening of two films, “The Loving Story” at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18 and “Loving” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 in the Memorial Chapel. These events are free and open to the public.