Annual MLK Challenge

Join Service-Learning for the 17th annual MLK Challenge. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended are usual all-day in-person service event. Instead, we are excited to host Bree Newsome as our guest speaker for the following special, virtual event.

Bree Newsome — “Tearing Hatred From The Sky: A Moderated Dialogue”

Following the brutal murder of nine black parishioners at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, SC, Bree Newsome climbed the flagpole at the South Carolina statehouse and pulled down the Confederate flag as a protest against racist symbolism. Her arrest galvanized public opinion and led to the permanent removal of the flag from the statehouse. As a recognized and celebrated voice on the topics of injustice and racial discrimination, Bree brings to light the importance of leadership development in building and sustaining social movements.

Join us to listen to Bree’s experience, celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and be inspired to serve our community.

This event is open to Central Piedmont students, employees, as well as members of the community.

Submit Your Questions

A select amount of questions will be chosen for an audience Q&A during the event. If you would like to submit a question for Bree to answer during the event, please contact Jesse Bennett at

Webinar Link

You do not need to register to attend — join us live at 11 a.m. on Jan. 20 by selecting the following Webex webinar link.

Join the session