Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program: What Are You Doing for Others?

Thursday, January 13, 2022 The event started -440 days ago

3:00 PM 5:00 PM



As we begin the new year with new resolutions, this year’s program is centered around how we can better support each other. The theme for 2022 is centered around a statement from Dr. King’s 1957 address to an audience at the historic Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama:

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

As we continue to navigate life through a global pandemic, our society has been forced to face unique challenges everyday. We cannot overcome these challenges alone; solidarity is vital if we want to build a better future. In 2020, the entire world was awakened by the many cracks in our foundation as we witnessed the cries of injustice shared across social media.  When it comes to the struggle for justice, equality, diversity, equity, and inclusion, we must unify and strategize - that strategy must begin by deciding that we are going to help one another. Sharing the content is great - but our actions must speak even louder than our words. 

Dr. King would not have achieved so much in his short life without having a strategy to achieve his goals. We all deserve to see more transformative change in a world that is constantly evolving. As we pause and reflect on this day, be sure to ask yourself:  What are you doing for others? 

The UAH Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is excited to host our annual commemoration honoring Dr. King’s legacy next Thursday, January 13 from 3-5 PM. We are pleased to welcome Shaniqua McClendon, Senior Political Director for Crooked Media (home to the popular podcast, Pod Save America) and currently a fellow at the USC Center for the Political Future, as our special guest speaker for this year’s program.  

While we had originally planned to celebrate together in-person, for safety precautions due to rising health concerns, we will be hosting virtually once again. This event is free to all faculty, staff, and students and open to the general public for a nominal fee of $8. All proceeds from the sale of our tickets benefit the McGlathery Scholarship Fund and other DEI programmatic efforts.  

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Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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