January 12, 2016

VUMC adds MLK event to annual Vanderbilt tribute

Each year the Vanderbilt community observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a series of lectures, service activities and events. A MLK morning program will be held as part of this year’s annual commemoration, which is titled “Apathy to Action: Activism, Allyship, and Anti-Racism” for 2016.

On Monday, Jan. 18, all faculty and staff are invited to gather from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the north lobby of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Light Hall to reflect and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King. The gathering will include music, fellowship and light refreshments. The event will feature the Vanderbilt Voices of Praise Gospel Choir as well as soloist Kamyl Harvey, a senior psychology, pre-med and general music student.

For more details about the morning program, contact Janet Rachel in human resources at 615.343.5479 or email at janet.c.rachel@vanderbilt.edu.

Other Vanderbilt activities include a student Weekend of Service, a lunchtime symposium, teach-ins conducted by Vanderbilt faculty and staff and bus tour of significant sites in the Civil Rights movement in Nashville. For a full list of 2016 commemoration activities, visit www.vanderbilt.edu/mlk.