Loyola University Maryland

Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation

Resources and Reflections

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation is a part of a larger, sustained conversation on racial justice. Loyola encourages students, faculty, and staff to continue the conversation on campus and in the Loyola community, which is in line with the great Jesuit traditions of reflection, discernment, and engagement amid the University's commitment to social justice and care and concern for others. Related events—on and off campus—may help facilitate discussion. Loyola hopes that you may seek out organizations and events doing the work of racial justice in your communities at Loyola, in Baltimore, and beyond. You might seek out such conversations and trace the threads between them.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service Events

In addition to attending the Convocation, we encourage you to make the day an active and thoughtful one to reflect on the legacy and work of Dr. King. A list of service-day activities being offered throughout the city that day are listed below.

  • Hope and Renewal Interfaith Prayer Service 
    January 26, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
    Loyola University Maryland, Alumni Memorial Chapel


    Campus Ministry will hold a Hope And Renewal Prayer Service (HARPS) in Loyola University's Alumni Chapel on Friday, January 26 at 3:30 p.m. Each Year in September we being the semester by asking the Holy Spirit to bless our community, and the January we will begin our spring semester with an Interfaith blessing for our Loyola community. The service will recognize the diversity and richness of the various faith traditions represented at Loyola and in our surrounding neighborhood. It will include leaders from local faith communities, faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community partners. We will share together with prayers, readings and blessings from various faith traditions. A fellowship and reception will be held immediately following the service. For more information, please contact Rev. Scott Adams.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration 
    January 11, 2018, 5 - 8 p.m.
    Walter's Art Museum

    Celebrate the life and continuing legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with an oratory performance by Baltimore Urban Debate League, a choral concert by Joyful Noise Gospel Singers, and civic engagement with Synergy Baltimore. Attendees can also participate in art-making activities and stop by the free photo booth.
  • MLK Day of Service
    January 15, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Civic Works


    Join Civic Works, the 6th Branch, and Rebuild Johnston Square for a day of service honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Let us work together to bring to life Dr. King's vision of a beloved community. Civic Works will be working on different community lot projects throughout east Baltimore from Oliver to Biddle Street, cleaning up debris, planting, preparing garden beds, and more. We will also work with the 6th Branch in doing a neighborhood-wide cleanup!
  • MLK Day Celebration 2018
    January 15, 2018, 12 p.m.
    Reginald F. Lewis Museum

    Join us for live performances, community discussions, films, and crafts that reflect on, and honor, the civil rights leader. The celebration includes the musical concert, "Man of Peace: The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.," featuring choral presentations and spoken texts from Martin Luther King, Jr., set to chamber music written by music composer Benny Russell and performed by Peabody's Tuned In Orchestra.
  • MLK Dare to Dream Day 
    January 15, 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    American Visionary Museum

    A celebration in honor of the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in America's history. Join us for guided tours, birthday cake, music, workshops, and special performances at this FREE, fun-filled day!
  • Winter at The Samaritan Women: We Need Volunteers!
    January 15, 2018
    The Samaritan Women


    This winter at The Samaritan Women, we need a group of volunteers to help us chop and store firewood for winter. We use firewood to heat the buildings on our historic campus. This is an outdoor project which requires heavy manual labor. Please wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes, dress for outdoor work, and bring a refillable water bottle. Must be 18+ for this project. Volunteers at The Samaritan Women must consent to background screening. Volunteers should not bring valuables or personal items with them to volunteer.