Lois Eldred, assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, was named one of eight recipients across Johns Hopkins Medicine to be awarded a 2018 Martin Luther King Jr Award for Community Service. To learn more about why she was selected, click here.

Lois will be honored at Johns Hopkins’ 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on Friday, January 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Turner Auditorium. Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, is the keynote speaker, and will address the theme, “Celebrating the Power of Voices.” Other commemoration highlights include a performance by Unified Voices, a choir of local residents and Johns Hopkins employees.

For more program details, or to view the commemoration online, visit: insidehopkinsmedicine.org/mlk.

For information on the other recipients, click here.

MLK Day of Service

For those of you who want to follow in the footsteps of the award recipients, and Dr. King himself, registration is now open for Johns Hopkins’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Friday, January 25.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer slots of about 4 hours are available. You can to sign up for one slot or participate in a full day of service. University employees working in Baltimore and Washington may use some of their available service leave provided by Johns Hopkins Takes Time for Baltimore for the day of service.

Register online for volunteer projects in Baltimore, Howard County and Washington.

Clothing Drive

You can also participate in the day of service is by dropping off new or lightly used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing at one of seven drop-off locations. Please complete this form if you intend to donate clothing.

For more information, visit the day of service webpage.

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