Monday, January 18, 2021

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!



Photo courtesy of UC Davis School of Law


Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Ming Chen has blogged about Dr. King's legacy for a diverse America in the 31st century.  As Jennifer Chacon has written, Dr. King has much to teach us about immigration, which is one of the civil rights issues of this century.

I feel honored that the UC Davis School of Law building is named after Dr. King.  The name, and what Dr. King stood for, is important to our community.  Each year, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., the law school holds an MLK Day of Service and Celebration on the MLK holiday. The Black Law Students Association , Law Students Association, and a MLK Day Working Group on this great day-long event for students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

The 2021 MLK Day of Service and Celebration includes the following:

Day of Service:  Participants in MLK Day 2021 will have four options to provide service to the Davis community, or their local communities where they are housed during the COVID-19 pandemic. These options include: 

  1. Blood Drive at King Hall Parking Lot: Volunteers will select at time and donate much needed blood to Vitalant Blood Source, a partner of UC Davis. 
  2. Government Benefits Webinar and Clinic via Zoom:  Trained volunteers will provide informational webinars on CalFresh and housing evictions, and help community members determine eligibility for benefits.
  3. Essentials Donation Drop-off:  UC Davis Law is accepting donations to be dropped off at King Hall on Monday, January 18th.  Donations will be provided to Saint John's Program for Real Change in Sacramento, California. 
  4. Day of Service in Your Community:  If you are unable to attend the service options above, we invite you to donate your time on January 18 to a cause near you!  Please let us know how you will be serving the community by clicking here.  Feel free to send pictures or just tell us how it went for you!


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