MLK Day of Service and Celebration Captures Spirit of King Hall

UC Davis School of Law students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends marked Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with the law school's fourth MLK Day of Service and Celebration. The day’s activities furthered the principle of community service so vital to the mission of King, the civil rights giant whose name graces the law school's building.

More than 70 items were collected in a donation drive to benefit Sacramento’s Malcolm X Academy, and donations from Monday’s blood drive will assist more than 60 patients in need. A keynote speech by U.S. District Court Judge Trina Thompson inspired a crowd filled with students from King Hall and elsewhere.

Director of Diversity and Student Life Alexis Elston will continue to collect items for Malcolm X Academy in her office  (King Hall 2129) through Thursday, Jan. 19, and the academy’s Amazon wish list will remain active through Friday, Jan. 20. For information, contact Elston.

Volunteer opportunities continue Saturday, Jan. 21 with a naturalization workshop at the Sacramento Mexican Consulate held in conjunction with the Immigration Law Clinic and UC Immigrant Legal Services Center. (For information, contact Professor Amagda Pérez).

Thank you to the Black Law Students Association, the 2023 MLK Day Working Group and everyone else involved in planning this year’s activities.

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