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Activities and events at Elon to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week

Service opportunities, gatherings and other special programs at Elon this week will commemorate the legacy of the late civil rights leader. 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the March on Washington in 1963. 

Elon University will celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week with a series of events hosted by several departments, offices and programs on campus.

The 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Beloved Community Celebration was organized by the Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education, Elon Teaching Fellows, the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, the Office of Student Involvement, and the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.

Anyone with questions about the following events is encouraged to contact Jamie Butler, assistant director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education, at 336-278-7243 or jbutler18@elon.edu.

Monday, Jan. 16

Habitat for Humanity Building Blitz

8:30-11:30 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m.

Join the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement and Elon’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. service learning project. This year we will be sponsoring a Habit for Humanity building blitz in our local Burlington community. Students are asked to register to participate by emailing habitat@elon.edu.
Note: This is a weeklong project. If Monday spaces fill up, student will have an opportunity to participate on other days during this week.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Share Your Light, Spread Your Love College Coffee

Noon, McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center

Elon University’s Office of Student Involvement will be sponsoring a special “Share Your Light, Spread Your Love” College Coffee . We invite the campus community to attend and commemorate the life and legacy of one of the world’s most inspiring human rights leaders.  There will be a special performances and presentation by Elon students.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Oratorical Contest

7:30 p.m., Yeager Recital Hall

The Center for Race, Ethnicity, & Diversity Education along with the MLK Community Celebration Committee, would like to invite to our second annual MLK Oratorical Contest. All forms of verbal expression are welcomed. Awards will be given to top three winners.
Register to participate.

Thursday, Jan. 19

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multifaith Service

Noon, Sacred Space in the Numen Lumen Pavilion

Much of Martin Luther King Jr's work was rooted in his role as a religious leader.   While he was a Christian minister, he also greatly influenced and was influenced by leaders of many other faith traditions.  Students and staff connected to Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life from many different traditions will offer a service in the spirit of MLK and his life, passion, and principles. Join us as we recognize the relationship between of multi-faith and social justice.

Friday, Jan. 20

MLK Social Justice Poetry Slam and Open Mic

7 p.m., Irazu Coffee Shop, Elon

Hosted by The Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education. "Poetic Justice Poetry Slam": Exploring Social Justice through Spoken Word. 
If you would like to participate in the open mic portion, please sign up by emailing diversity@elon.edu.




Owen Covington,
1/13/2017 10:45 AM