Texas Tech University

MLK Celebration 2022

Mlk 2022


Date Description Time Location/ link

Monday, Jan. 17

MLK Day of Service 

Volunteer opportunities: 

MLK Day – Habitat for Humanity 

MLK Day – Booker T. Washington Community Garden 

MLK Day – Lubbock Memorial Arboretum 

*Time-specific to volunteer opportunity 

Sign-up at  

Needs | Volunteer Center of Lubbock (volunteerlubbock.org)

Tuesday, Jan. 18 - Monday, Jan. 24




Tuesday,  Jan. 18

4th Annual MLK Legacy March Reflection Route

Hosted by University Student Housing

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


MLK Wreath Placing Ceremony – Memorial Circle 

Reflection Route – Please see the route here and below

Reflection Route Map


Wednesday, Jan. 19

Voter Registration Drive

Hosted by Student Government Association


12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

SUB – Tabling *Across from Copy Mail

Wednesday, Jan. 19

Living Legends Panel

Hosted by Student Activities Board  

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Virtual Event:


Thursday, Jan. 20 | Jan. 27

Library Great Reads Kick-off Event

Please join the Libraries' virtual Great Reads Book series on Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia Butler.

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Event:

Friday, Jan. 21

Meals on Wheels Service Event

*For TTU Faculty and Staff  


Sign Up to Volunteer Here: *Only Drivers*

Click here to sign up!

Saturday, Jan. 22

Men's Basketball Game

The MLK Planning Committee will be recognized during the game. Free MLK shirts will be given out throughout the game 


11:00 a.m. 

United Supermarkets Arena

Jan. 24

Law School Speaker Event

Dr. Crystal Kirkendahl 




National Theme - It Starts with Me: Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Community

Lubbock Commemorative MLK Committee City-Wide Events

Individuals of Distinction Award Banquet
Friday, Jan. 14, 2022
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Ln.
6:30 P.M.
$30 tickets

Youth Night
Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Ln.
6 P.M.

Citywide Service
Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Ln.
5 P.M.

Gospel Night
Monday, Jan. 17, 2022
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Ln.
6 P.M.

Volunteer Center of Lubbock MLK Day Service Events

For more information on the events contact Karen Mitchell at MLKCCOL@gmail.com

MLK Legacy March

TTU's week-long celebration to commemorate the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior will begin with a ceremony placing a special MLK commemorative wreath at Memorial Circle at 11 am -11:30 am. The kick-off event will include refreshments, remarks, and the opportunity to take part in a reflection route with activities to further your understanding and appreciation of the work and life of Dr. King. The 2022 MLK Legacy Reflection Route is a two-part program that will begin with the wreath placing ceremony and the rest of the day there will be a reflection route including 5 stops with activities for participates to learn, engage and reflect in commemoration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The route starts on Boston Ave. at the Administration Building and the route, activities are detailed on posters found along the route.

If you can't attend in person, we invite you to participate here as we have shared information that is featured at the reflection route on campus! 

Please view the MLK Legacy March: Reflection Route map

The MLK Legacy March: Reflection Route activities are listed below.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
11:00am – 11:30am | MLK Wreath Placing Ceremony
11:30 am – 4:30 am | Reflection Route (Individual/Small Group Experience)

Stop #1: Welcome Video

Stop #2: Learn More about Influential Civil Rights Leaders

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked alongside, influenced, contributed to many influential leaders who were a part of the Civil Rights Movement. We would like to increase your knowledge of the community of leaders who took a stand, coordinated, and contributed to the Civil Rights Movement:  

Stop #3: Reflect & Connect 

This is your time to reflect and connect with the following questions. Answer for yourself and/or chat with a friend: *questions also referenced from the “Be Love Day Challenge” by the King Center 

  • Why do you think MLK believed it was important to be engaged in the Community? 
  • How do you plan to be engaged in your community? 
  • Identify 3 local or national policies that are unjust and begin to research them.
  • This week examine personal biases and stereotypes used throughout the week. 
    • Make note of each one and then find one solution to help remove that stereotype or bias from your life.

Stop #4:Take the Pledge to BE LOVE 

Hosted by The King Center. The BE LOVE pledge is a growing movement of courageous acts to achieve justice. 

Be Love

Stop #5: MLK Remembrance Wreath - Honor Martin Luther King Jr. by:

  • Sharing how you plan to “BE LOVE” in 2022
  • Encouraging others to “BE LOVE” by sharing the pledge

I acknowledge three things:

1. The violence, oppression, inequity, injustice, and hate in our world have to stop.

2. I have a responsibility and role to play in creating social change
for a more just, humane, equitable, and peaceful world.

3. The decision is mine whether to do nothing at this moment or to have the courage to stand up for justice. And I have made my decision:

  • Starting today, I make a personal choice to BE LOVE.
  • I pledge to allow love to drive my thoughts, words, decisions, and actions
      and honor the humanity of every individual.
  • I pledge to speak the truth to power in love.
  • I pledge to focus on defeating injustice and not destroying the person.
  • I pledge to support leaders who demonstrate a love for humanity.
  • I pledge to promote unity and refuse to perpetuate or magnify division.
  • I pledge to demonstrate a life of courage, care, and compassion
      as I boldly confront anything that stands in opposition to love.

By signing this pledge, I'm helping to create what
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called

The Beloved Community.

be love

MLK 2022 University Wide Planning Committee:

  • Center for Campus Life
  • Office of Institutional Diversity
  • Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement
  • Residence Halls Association
  • Student Activities Board
  • Student Government Association
  • TTU School of LawUniversity Athletics
  • University Library
  • University Student Housing


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