We honor the contributions and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who has informed and inspired social justice and civil rights work since 1955 and continues to do so in the present through movements such as Black Lives Matter.
His community organizing, written and spoken word, civil disobedience, and the countless influential events of his life as a Black leader make him a figure of crucial importance to Adlerians and to any person fighting for justice for the Black community and any unheard community in today’s world.
Explore the resources below for education and to find ways to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 18 through action within yourself, in your community, and beyond.
Learn More about Dr. King
- Read Dr. King’s Nobel Prize Biography
- Freedom’s Ring – An animated look at the “I Have a Dream” speech
- The King Center – Founded by Coretta Scott King as a living monument to the work of Dr. King
Volunteer & Be an Agent of Peace
- Find an Online Racial Healing Circle Event, including one hosted by Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Greater Chicago
- Find Volunteer Opportunities via Chicago Cares
Discover More Ways to Get Involved
- Assata’s Daughters – Black woman-led mentorship and leadership program in Chicago
- Brave Space Alliance – Provides resources and advocacy for LGBTQIA+ people of color in the South and West sides of Chicago
- Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation – Focuses on community organizing, affordable housing, and food justice
- Circles & Ciphers – Hip-hop and art-infused restorative justice organization
- Anti-Racism Coalition – A Vancouver organization promoting Black Shirt Day for Dr. King’s birthday to commemorate the ongoing struggle for civil rights fought by Black and racialized Canadians. The Vancouver Campus invites the Adler community to wear a black shirt on January 15 and sign the Anti-Racism Coalition’s petition.
Learn and Share
- Adler For Black Lives resource guide – Resources and education on issues related to anti-racism and civil rights.