IU students across the state spent MLK Day on, not off

In honor of the late civil rights leader's legacy, Indiana University's 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations were marked by several events across the state, including the MLK Day of Service, an effort to give back to the communities surrounding IU's campuses.

See how members of the IU community made Monday a day on, not off:

From the top: Comedian W. Kamau Bell speaks during the MLK Jr. Day Leadership Breakfast in Alumni Hall on Monday, Jan. 15; the IU African American Choral Ensemble performs during the breakfast; students in the IU School of Optometry partnered with the City of Bloomington to provide eye exams for underserved populations. Photos by Chaz Mottinger, IU Communications

From the top: Chelsea Hart and Darius Adams make welcoming remarks during IUPUI's 49th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis on Sunday Jaunuary 14; Opal Tometi deliveres her keynote address at the dinner; IU Southeast students help out at Harbour House, a nonprofit organization that aims to empower individuals with disabilities. Photos by Liz Kaye, IU Communications, and courtesy of IU Southeast

Additional events are planned in upcoming days, including:

  • IU Northwest: Stephon Ferguson, who performs historical presentations and re-enactments as King and works with the National Park Service at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, will make a presentation at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Theatre Northwest at the Arts and Sciences Building
  • IU Kokomo: A screening of the documentary "I Am Not Your Negro," followed by a discussion led by IU Kokomo chair of history and political science Sarah Heath, will take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Kresge Auditorium on campus.