Drake University Calendar

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Events

Drake students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate in an educational or volunteer activity to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. MLK Day of Service is observed the third Monday in January as a “day on, not a day off,” and is one of two federally-recognized national days of service.

All events listed are on Jan. 16, unless otherwise noted.

All Events

Free Tours of the Jordan House Museum

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, free tours of the historic Jordan House will be available. The Jordan House is a member of the National...

Redlining in Des Moines

Take a virtual tour of this Polk County Housing Trust Fund exhibit, which provides background on federal policies started in the 1930s showing which...

Virtual Event
10th Annual MLK Jr. Prayer Breakfast

Presented by John R. Grubb YMCA. The theme of the 10th Annual Prayer Breakfast is The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice. This event will gather...

Meals from the Heartland Empowering people to save starving children

Volunteer for a 90-minute shift between 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. to package meals for the hungry here in Iowa and around the world. Sign up in advance.

A Hope + Elim MLK: The Beloved Community Celebration

Hope + Elim will host an event from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. to include worship, musical performances by Bridges to Harmony and Genesis Youth Foundation, and an...

1/16 11:30am
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Free Skating with Donations at Brenton Skating Rink

Receive free admission to Brenton Skating Plaza with a food or clothing donation. Donate non-perishable food items or adult-sized new socks. One item = one...

MLK Day of Service at CYC

All are invited to join for service projects at King Elementary (1849 Forest Ave, Des Moines) from 1–4 p.m. Additionally, from 1:15-2:15pm, there will be a...

Multicultural Reception and West Des Moines MLK Day Celebration

The Greater Des Moines Partnership will host a Multicultural Reception in partnership with the City of West Des Moines, the West Des Moines Human Rights...

Jacquie Easley McGhee

Keynote speaker is community leader Jacquie Easley McGhee, the division director for health equity, diversity, and inclusion for MercyOne. She is also the...