Alternative MLK Weekend

Many an active citizen has been inspired by the great work Martin Luther King, Jr. did for justice. In honor of King's vision of a beloved community, alternative breakers at William & Mary engage in our region every MLK weekend.

Registration is now closed.

All MLK alternative breaks span from Saturday, January 13 to Monday, January 15. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Williamsburg before the start of the trip. We're proud to be able to offer our MLK weekend breaks for free to W&M students, thanks to the generosity of William & Mary families through the Parent's Fund. 

Trip Descriptions:

The Lemon Project
Mission: The goal of the project is to better understand, chronicle, and preserve the history of blacks at the College and in the community to promote a deeper understanding of the indebtedness of the College to the work and support of its diverse neighbors.
Social justice topic: Recognition of and reconciliation with the history of slavery and Jim Crow at the College
Site leaders: Ty'leik Brandon and Marina Schlosser

Campus Pride
Mission: Campus Pride serves LGBTQ and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. It exists to develop, support and give “voice and action” in building future LGBTQ and ally student leaders.
Social justice topic: Promotion of rights and inclusivity for members of the LGBTQ communities on college campuses
Site leaders: Tele Soga and Eric Asplund

Wilson Workforce Rehabilitation Center
Mission: Providing vocational rehabilitative and health services to citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Social justice topic: Employment of people with disabilities, opportunity gap for people with disabilities, and ableism 
Site leaders: Caroline Calder and Srijoni Sengupta

Questions? Contact [[w|ehyates, Ellen Yates]].