Celebrate the ongoing legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with two days of learning and civic action, January 15-16, 2018.
On Monday January 15, 1:00PM – 4:00PM, Hall of Sciences S4:
Drew’s on-campus celebration of Dr. King will begin with a lecture by Dr. Traci C. West, the James W. Pearsall Professor of Christian Ethics and African American Studies. We will celebrate the stories of Civil Rights activists like Fannie Lou Hamer, Septima Clark, and Bayard Rustin whose contributions have been essential to civil rights victories since the 1960s. Dr. West’s lecture will lift up narratives and action stories of Civil Rights activists whose contributions are not often mentioned, but whose life work left an indelible mark on the direction of the Civil Rights Movement. As part of the lecture, we will have an interactive small-group workshop using a community organizing curriculum from the original Freedom Schools. The topic of the interactive workshop is “Envisioning True Freedom & Democracy: Material Power, Political Power, and Soul Power.”
On Tuesday January 16, we invite students, faculty, and staff to join efforts in a Day of Service in Dr. King’s memory. The Center for Civic Engagement has planned on and off campus service opportunities throughout the day to benefit Drew’s local communities.
Off campus service projects are as follows:
- Morris Habitat for Humanity, location TBD. Morning.
- Market Street Mission Thrift Store, Morristown, NJ. Morning.
- Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Hillside, NJ. Afternoon.
Please keep in mind that, due to limited space and the need to arrange transportation, you must register to participate in these events by Friday, January 12.
On campus service projects will be held in the 1867 Lounge and The Space from 3:00-4:30 p.m. No registration required. Refreshments will be served.