A quick reminder for those
planning Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day celebration
Slippery Rock University will
observe Monday’s [Jan. 19] holiday with its first “Rev.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service” program. The
daylong program will offer outstanding photo and interview
opportunities. (The university is open Monday, but there are no
The day’s schedule is as
Students will participate in the
Butler Unity Day sponsored Breakfast at the Butler YWCA with
Michael Matambanadzo, assistant professor of history at SRU, as
scheduled speaker. The Butler Unity Project is an organization
created to promote interracial understanding and combat racism in
Butler and surrounding communities.
10:30 a.m. “King Day of
Service Kickoff Program,” University Union: Interim President
Smith, Slippery Rock Mayor Ken Harris; traditional Rev. Martin
Luther King, Jr., Speech Competition.
Opening program followed with
assembly line production of “Care Bags” for elderly
living in nursing homes.
11:30 a.m., Rev. King Day of
Service Volunteers Lunch
After lunch: Student teams will
deliver “Care Bags” assembled above to five regional
nursing home facilities and meet with residents.
5 p.m. reception in Russell Wright
Alumni House for evening program guest speaker Leon Williams,
director of intercultural programs at Buena Vista
6 p.m. candlelight vigil
assemblage at Carruth Rizza Hall for walk along Main Street and
Keister Road ending at the University Union for Mr. Williams
address titled “Shattered Dreams” and including Dr.
King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
Presentation of first Civil Leadership Awards.
Those planning coverage of any or
all of the events, or needing additional details, are asked to call
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