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Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Simpson


On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed the King Holiday Bill into law, designating the third Monday in January a federal holiday in observance of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, it is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer and improve their communities.

Join Simpson College as we honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. through education and service.

See the schedule of events below.

  • 10 – 11:30 a.m. | Simpson Dialogue led by trained student facilitators | Hubbell Hall I
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Lunch for Dialogue participants | Black Box Theater
  • 12 – 3 p.m. | MLK Jr. Day Service Projects and Social Concerns Fair (concurrent) | Hubbell Hall I & II
    • Service Project – making mats for the unhoused by repurposing plastic grocery bags.
    • Social Concerns Fair – various organizations will share their mission and some will offer volunteer and service opportunities.
  • 3 p.m. | Ceremonial Bell Ringing in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Smith Chapel