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MLK Day of Service
The 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service took place on Saturday January 19th, 2013.
Please check back in late December/early January to learn about projects for the 2014 MLK Day of Service!
Reclaiming the R(evolution)ary Dream
The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is about coming together to honor Dr. King's life and legacy and help further his dream for peace by serving our neighbors and communities. MLK Day is a perfect opportunity for us to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, builds bridges, breaks down barriers, addresses social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of strong, beloved communities.
Students, staff, and faculty are invited to take part in this event and celebration.
8+ service projects will be offered for the 2013 event addressing diverse issue areas and including various types of projects. Pre-registration is required. Participants will assemble at McAlexander Fieldhouse between 8:30 and 9am on Saturday January 19th. Continental breakfast and hot tea/coffee will be provided during the check-in process and a hot lunch will be provided upon return to campus between 1pm and 1:30pm. The 2013 MLK Day of Service is sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, the Student Events and Activities Center, and HandsOn Willamette.
Honor the work, life, and legacy everyday. Below are just a few sentiment's from Dr. King demonstrating his call for us to work for civil rights, social justice, and to serve and be in community with one another.
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
"Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't even have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
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In 2012, we had an extremely successful MLK Day of service! With the help of our wonderful volunteers, here's what we accomplished: