NIU’s 2014 MLK Service Week will take place this whole week of January 21st, 2014. The week will promote civic reflection, community service, equality and diversity awareness throughout campus and in the community.
Huskie Service Scholars are creating biographies on courageous civil rights leaders or individuals who created a positive impact on society. The biographies will be displayed in the Holmes Student Center.
The Martin Luther King Jr. March, held in observance of his birthday, will step off outside of Stevenson North at 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 21. The march is sponsored by the NAACP.
Later, a Civic Reflection Discussion will encourage participants to reflect upon the King legacy. Sponsored by OSEEL, the discussion takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center.
On Wednesday, Jan. 22, the Diversity and Equity centers on campus will unite from noon to 3 p.m. in the HSC Glass Gallery to provide information to students on services available on campus to them.
From 5 to 7 p.m. that evening, NIU students will volunteer at Feed’em Soup, 122 S. First St. in DeKalb, on the MLK-themed evening. They will assist in the preparation of the meal and serve community members. NIU student musicians will provide the entertainment for the evening. NGOLD is the sponsor.
Meanwhile, winners of MLK Art Project and essay contest from high schools and middle schools in DeKalb and Sycamore will present their winning pieces. Both contests focus on the 1963 March on Washington and/or the fight for freedom and justice.
Interested in participating in any of these events? Contact Lucero Martinez at email@example.com for more information