We Celebrate! Martin Luther King Day

Jan. 10, 2024
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On Monday, January 15, 2024, we commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As this is his actual birthday, it makes the day even more special as we remember his role in the fight for freedom, civil rights, and equality for all people.

In the spirit of Dr. King, this is a time for us to activate the W.A. Franke Honors College values: We Seek. We Connect. We Create. We Evolve. We Celebrate. We encourage our students to seek opportunities to learn more about Dr. King and the history of his work and the impact it has had on our country and community. Connect with others to learn and experience new things. Create new experiences that will bring new ways to express information and ideas. Evolve and grow by doing things that may be new or uncomfortable with the hope that it will strengthen individual growth. And celebrate the successes.

Take some time to think about how you can give back to the community. Because Dr. King was a person of action, we encourage you to make time to serve, not only on January 15th, but every day. In the spirit of Dr. King’s family, they hope that the holiday is a day on, not a day off. Do what you can.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In community,

Cheree Meeks, EdD
Assistant Dean | Programs, Diversity, and Inclusion
W.A. Franke Honors College

Consider participating in these community events in celebration of Dr. King:

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MLK March & Festival | MLK Way | March starts at 8:00 AM

Join the Tucson community for a celebration to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The March/Parade will begin at 36th Street & MLK Way and will head to Reid Park, where there will be a program, performances, food vendors, resources, and more. The Program at Reid Park will begin once the parade procession arrives (around 10am).

Contact Dr. Cheree Meeks if you have any questions about the celebration.



MLK Day of Service | Volunteer with United Way

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona is proud to present their second annual MLK Day of Service, taking place throughout the Tucson community on Monday, January 15th, 2024. MLK Day is used as a day of service to continue Dr. King’s legacy of achieving a Beloved Community. 

Join United Way in honoring Dr. King by volunteering! There are many ways to get involved in service throughout the day in Tucson. You can learn more about the different opportunities HERE.