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Photos: Emory’s Day On and King Week celebrations

The 2024 Emory King Week was celebrated Jan. 13-24 with a plethora of programs and events for the entire Emory community. One beloved annual event is Emory’s Day On, which honors King’s work, legacy and values through a variety of community service projects. 

This year’s Day On took place Saturday, Jan. 20, with students joining together to serve a variety of neighborhood needs around Atlanta, including supporting those battling cancer and maintaining facilities for homeless and low-income individuals.

In the same spirit, Oxford College hosted the Oxford MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 15, and 62 volunteers came together to collectively pack 200 menstruation kits for Clements Middle School and 73 weekend meal kits for Giving Hands Food Pantry and Newton County schools. Volunteers also wrote Valentine’s Day cards for patients at a local nursing home while others partnered with the Oxford Organic Farm and City of Oxford to remove invasive species along the Dried Indian Creek Trail. 

Celebrations and programs also took place on both campuses. The Oxford Campus Celebration of King’s life was held on Wednesday, Jan. 17, with a focus on musical performances from student and local groups along with a few readings interspersed throughout the service. 

On Thursday, Jan. 18, the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Initiative at Emory collaborated with Equitable Dinners Atlanta and Out of Hand Theater for “Equitable Dinners Atlanta at Emory.”

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars enjoyed a breakfast reception on Sunday, Jan. 21, and students and alumni had the opportunity to engage with each other and celebrate King’s life and legacy.

Check out the photo gallery featuring a snapshot of a few King Week events, which were among a larger calendar of many other events, gatherings and ceremonies. 

Photos by Kayleena Nguyen, E.M. Pio Roda, and Avery Spalding and Sarah Woods of Emory Photo/Video.

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