Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

On Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, Anderson University will celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of service projects, and opportunities for reflection and hands-on learning. Classes will be suspended for the day.

Each year, all students, faculty, staff, and the greater Anderson community are invited to come together to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to commit ourselves to the ongoing work for peace.

2019 Theme

10 Years and Counting, Why be an Ally?

“… there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right?” —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

T-shirt front and back. Gray shirt. Front says "Why be an Ally?" and back has same quote as 2019 theme.

2019 Schedule


Monday, Jan. 21, 2019

11 a.m. The Gathering, Miller Chapel

11:30 a.m. Get On the Bus 
Buses run from 11:30-12:45 from Olt Student Center
Shuttle service to City-Wide MLK Jr. Day Celebration, Paramount Theatre

12-1:30 p.m. City-Wide MLK Jr. Day Celebration, Paramount Theatre

1:30 p.m. Peace and Justice March from Paramount Theatre to Reardon Lobby

2-4 p.m. Lunch and Why be an Ally?, Reardon Lobby

2:30-7 p.m. Come and Go Indoor Prayer Labyrinth, Nicholson Library

4-6 p.m. Service Projects

4:30-5:30 p.m. Finding your Why? with Amy Williams, The Hope Dealer, Decker 133

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019

11 a.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chapel
Amy Williams, Reardon Auditorium 

5 p.m. Movie, Meal, Message, Free showing of “13th,” and Conversation with Amy Williams, The Hope Dealer, Reardon Auditorium
(Meal tickets handed out at the beginning of the movie)  **EVENT CHANGED TO TUES. DUE TO PREDICTED WEATHER

One chapel credit each will be given for attending

  • regular Chapel at 11 a.m. on Tuesday
  • the Movie, Meal, and Message event at 5 p.m. on Tuesday
  • the combination of Get On the Bus, the City-Wide Celebration, and the Peace and Justice March from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Monday. 


MLK Planning Committee
(765) 641-4103


Sign up for a service project.

Christian Center

Man4Man Ministries