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Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation

Resources and Reflections

Day of Service Events | Highlights of Rev. Barber's Written Works | Reserve your Seat

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 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, January 20, 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 are listed below.

  • 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration
    January 18, 2020
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Maryland State Education Association
    Cost: Adults $20/Children (under age 18) $10

    This year’s theme is “African and Latino American Experiences of Everyday People." The celebration will feature student performances and keynote address that explores the everyday experiences of African and Latino American Experiences of Everyday People. The celebration will also be honoring the recipients of the Reginald F. Lewis Student Art Awards, MSEA sponsored awards like the Dot Lloyd, Human and Civil Rights, and Minority Recognition awards. Registration will close on January 1, or when seats are filled.
  • MLK Day of Service
    January 19 - 20, 2020
    Jewish Volunteer Connection

    Join JVC in a national day of service that transforms Dr. King's life and teachings into community action and bring people together.
  • The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration 2020: "A Celebration of Freedom"
    January 19, 2020
    2 p.m.
    Enoch Pratt Free Library - Central Library

    Tenor Charles Sullivan, former soloist with the Morgan State University Choir, presents a very special program celebrating Dr. King's lifetime of devotion to equality, social justice, economic advancement, and opportunity for all, with excerpts from two of his most famous speeches, and songs emblematic of an unprecedented era of change in America.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service
    January 20, 2020
    8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Civic Works

    Join Civic Works and our partners 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 Baltimore. Wear warm clothes and come ready for a productive day!
  • MLK Dare to Dream Day!
    January 20, 2020
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    American Visionary Art Museum

    A celebration in honor of one of history's greatest visionaries. Enjoy birthday cake, a Power Patch printmaking workshop, an artist talk by exhibiting artist Kyle Yearwood, a Poetry Slam and Open Mic, and more, at this FREE, fun-filled day! See our latest exhibition "The Secret Life of Earth" with FREE admission all day.
  • 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Parade
    January 20, 2020
    12 - 2 p.m.
    Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts

    The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is proud to present the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Parade alongside the City of Baltimore. The parade commemorates the life of civil rights leader and icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, January 20, 2020 starting at noon. Spectators are welcome to view the parade along the route on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard between Eutaw Street and Baltimore Street.

For additional MLK Day of Service opportunities in your area, please visit the Corporation for National and Community Service website.

Some Highlights of Rev. Barber's Written Works


  • Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation, co-authored with Barbara Zelter
  • The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement, co-authored with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
  • Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing, co-authored with Rev. Dr. Rick Lowery and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
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