January 19, 2017 will mark the 32nd observance of the national King Holiday. In addition to his commitment to non-violent resistance to injustice, Dr. King was also a life-long advocate for constructive service. Two years after the inception of the King Holiday, Harris Wofford, a former US Senator and friend of Dr. King, realized that for millions of Americans, the holiday had become just another day off. Wofford urged that King would have wanted the holiday to be “A Day On, Not A Day Off” to show commitment to, and understanding of, Dr. King’s lifetime of service to others.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"
Each year, Americans across the country gather in this spirit. As in years past, the University of Houston will join colleges, civic organizations, neighborhoods, and communities of faith in honoring the work of Dr. King. All students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome to join us for a grand celebration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as the annual MLK Day of Service!
Click here to learn more about the MLK Celebration.
Faculty, Staff, Alumni, & Families! Click here to register for the MLK Day of Service
Students! Click here for Student MLK Day of Service registration
Click here to learn more about Dr. King and the national service efforts initiated in his honor.