Diversity Initiatives & Programs


Diversity Initiatives & Programs

The Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2021

Monday, January 18, all day – join us!

The entire Drew community is invited to join us this Monday, January 18, for our annual Day of Service celebrating and honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy.

MLK Day is a national day of service, meant to encourage all Americans to improve their communities. This Monday, we can do that as one Drew community, through programs and service projects planned in response to Dr. King’s enduring question: “What are you doing for others?”

Presented by Student Engagement, Civic Engagement, Change Builders, and the Office of the University Chaplain.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. ”
The Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Drew University President Thomas J. Schwarz Announces the Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2021!


Teach In: Know Our History, Build Our Future

January 18, 2021 | 7–8 P.M. | ONLINE

Join us for a discussion with Clara Ester, a former colleague and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, around the past, present, and future of racial justice in the United States.

Learn more about Clara.


Diversity & Anti-Racism Training

*This event is a part of first-year orientation. Registration is required through the Orientation Team!

January 18, 2021 | 10 A.M.–NOON | ONLINE

What do you want your legacy to be? This training led by Tamia Rashima Jordan, M.ED., radical racial and social justice educator and current Director of Intercultural Student Affairs at Emerson College, will involve thought, reflection, and action on how you can be an active part of building a supportive and inclusive environment for all.

DIY In Your Dorm Service Project Hangouts

January 18, 2021 | 3–4:30 P.M. | IN-PERSON

Designed for on-campus students, however remote students may utilize the materials list and directions guide to join in from home!

Questions about DIY In Your Dorm projects? Contact the Drew Changebuilders at changebuilders@drew.edu.

Literacy Kits for United Way

Assemble United Way's literacy kits to help build children's libraries at home and in the classroom, and they include a book and other activities to engage the young reader and make reading more interactive.

Friendship Bracelets for the Boys and Girls Club of Newark

Make friendship bracelets—one for you and one for a student at the club—to make their day and show them they have a friend, as students are particularly struggling during this pandemic with socialization and changes to schooling.

Cards of Hope for Foster Youth

Write cards of encouragement for 14 to 18 year old foster youths who are likely going through a difficult transition period to remind them they are not forgotten and that there are many people who care about them.