SMU Dream Week 2019 will celebrate the birth and life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a full schedule of commemorative events Jan. 21-24. SMU’s Office of Social Change and Intercultural Engagement has planned activities that reinforce the ideals of service and servant leadership that Dr. King championed so vigorously throughout his life.

“Dr. King’s call for justice and freedom continues to inspire and empower the SMU community decades after his memorable appearance on campus in 1966,” said Staphany Lopez-Coronado, intercultural engagement coordinator in the Office of Social Change and Intercultural Engagement. “We are proud to dedicate this year’s Dream Week to Dr. King’s enduring values of equality, faith, education, nonviolence, love, leadership, selflessness, community and hope.”

In the spirit of Dr. King, Lopez-Coronado said she believes great things can happen when individuals work together. During Dream Week, SMU students, staff and faculty are invited to help make a difference at North Texas organizations, including Goodwill Industries, Vogel Alcove, Legacy Counseling Center, the Dallas Independent School District and St. Philip’s Community Center. Sign up for service opportunities here.

– Elaine Gantz-Wright


Dallas’ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade

Monday, Jan. 21

Dallas Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade, beginning at 10 a.m. at MLK Jr. Boulevard and Holmes Street

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Lunch and Learn with Taylor Toynes, founder of For Oak Cliff, at 12:30 p.m. at Hughes-Trigg Forum

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Service opportunities at various times and locations

Wednesday, Jan. 23

SMU Unity Walk at 6 p.m. at Hughes-Trigg Ballroom

Thursday, Jan. 24

Service opportunities at various times and locations