MLK Commemoration Week is a campus-wide program aimed at honoring the ideals, legacy, and service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and furthering the commitment to inclusion, social justice, action and leadership beyond the dream of Dr. King.
MLK Jr. Day or Service
On Saturday, January 16, members of the Hampden-Sydney community came together in partnership with the town of Farmville to honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. through engaging in a day of service.
Candlelight Vigil & March
Tuesday, January 19
Moton Museum - Farmville - Meet at Longwood University Student Union steps
Join us as we take a moment of silence for the many young black lives that have been lost due to violence. We will hold a vigil allowing members of the community to reflect and host a panel discussion with community leaders to give practical ways that people can assist with raising awareness and combatting the increase in violence towards of young men and women of color
MLK Bus Trip
Saturday, January 23
The MLK Bus Trip to Greensboro, NC is an interactive experiential program that encourages student learning, reflection, and development with regards to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, and the ongoing movements for social justice. We will take a trip through the past to explore the Civil Rights Movement and the challenges those involved faced, and on our journey back to Farmville, Hampden-Sydney students will be prompted to begin to connect this information they learned on the trip to the current events in the social justice movement and their current Hampden-Sydney experience, thus resulting in move civically aware and engaged students.