Jan 17, 2022Jan 21, 2022
9:00 am5:00 pm
Office of the Dean

Monday, January 17 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and honoring his achievements toward racial equity. Dr. King dedicated and sacrificed his life advocating for civil rights and nonviolent resistance against racial injustice. 

As a College community, we know well that education is part of the solution to threats to an equitable and just democracy. MLK Day presents an additional opportunity for us to reflect and act in our communities.

"Observed each year on the third Monday in January as ‘a day on, not a day off,’ MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. " Americorps, MLK Day   

Last year members of our community organized incredibly successful EdTerpsVote and EdTerpsEngage campaigns as part of a larger effort to support sustained civic engagement among our College community. In the same spirit, this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service has been extended to a full week of reflection and action. From January 17 to 21, we invite you to engage with, learn about, and serve in our communities by volunteering to make a positive difference. Thank you for using MLK Day as "a day on, not a day off" to make a positive difference in our world and community.

Visit education.umd.edu/edterpsengage to learn more about ways to engage in honr of MLK Day of Service Week.