Martin Luther King Jr Commemoration

Building the Beloved Community 2021

A partnership between Furman University and the Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation, Inc.

The 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Virtual Event
12 p.m.
Sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation,
Contact: Allen Cook, or 864.441.9067.

MLK Community Breakfast: Where Do We Go From Here?
Jonathan Kubakundimana ’16

Friday, January 15, 2021

Project Manager for Equal Justice Initiative
Virtual Event
9:00 a.m. | Program
Contact: Chandra Dillard or 864-294-2503

Register Here

MLK Holiday – A Day of Reflection and Purpose

Monday, January 18, 2021

Honoring the life and legacy of MLK must be both symbolic and substantive. How might dialogue and action around equity and justice allow us to authentically participate in serving others? As a campus community we have an opportunity to empower our members through reflective practices, in hopes of transforming our inner work into tangible goals and action items. On this day, we both honor the legacy of MLK, and reflect on our own work and contributions toward a more equitable society.

Center for Inclusive Communities
Contact: Deborah Allen or 864-294-2076

A Community Panel: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Impacts on Communities of Color in the Upstate

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Virtual Event
6:30 PM


Jalen Elrod, Community Organizer
Traci Fant, Organizer Freedom Fighters Upstate SC
Geri Kinlaw, Teacher, Travelers Rest High School
Carmen Ogles, Communities Faith Coordinator, Bon Secours

The novel coronavirus has reinforced many ugly truths about racial disparities pervasive and entrenched in our society. Long-standing structural health and social inequities in the United States have created stark imbalances, where Black and Brown communities are disproportionately impacted by the virus and ensuing pandemic. More so, institutionalized racism manifests in differential access to healthcare, education, economic stability, the criminal justice system and broader social services. This virtual event is an opportunity to highlight the impacts of the global pandemic in the Upstate, and the efforts community organizers and service organizations have prioritized as a means to tackle these challenging times. Panelists will address a wide variety of issues and the unique implications from a community engagement lens.


Center for Inclusive Communities
Contact: Deborah Allen or 864-294-2076

Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Program And Rudolph Gordon College Fair

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Virtual Event
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sponsor: The Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation
Contact: Bobby Clark, or 864.441.9067