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Series of Events Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy

January 17, 2014

Laurie Morrissey
Communications and Marketing
(603) 641-7240

Martin Luther King, Jr.Saint Anselm College's Multicultural Center is celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with multiple campus and community events. The events not only serve as a reminder of the civil rights leader's accomplishments during the Civil Rights Movement but also to promote diversity within the community.

These events include service opportunities like a statewide food drive with AmeriCorps volunteers, a Martin Luther King, Jr. dinner where the college will present the first-ever Social Justice Awards, lectures by Saint Anselm College faculty, and a student debate.

The MLK Social Justice award will be presented on Monday, Jan. 20 during the MLK Dinner. This award is designed to honor members of the Saint Anselm community who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, compassion, and courage in promoting social justice, while working to eliminate discrimination, oppression and injustice locally and/or globally. The Social Justice Awards highlight individuals' tireless efforts to impact our world, and inspire others to do the same.

Events include:

  • Friday, Jan 18 & Monday, Jan. 20: AmeriCorps MLK Day of Service Food Drive
  • Saturday, Jan. 18, 10:00am-12:30pm: Canvassing and AmeriCorps Alums Event (meet in the parking lot near the football stadium)
  • Monday, Jan. 20, 12:00pm-2:00pm: MLK Food Drive Collection (New Hampshire Institute of Politics and Political Library)
  • Monday, Jan. 20, 5:00pm: Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner and Social Justice Awards (North Lounge, Cushing Center)
  • Monday, Jan. 27, 6:00pm: Dr. Jonathan Lupo Discusses From Amos & Andy to Scandal: Tracing African American Representation on U.S. Television (Goulet Science Center)
  • Thursday, Jan. 30, 7:00pm: Public Debate on Education Reform (Perini Lecture Hall, Goulet Science Center)

For more information on these events, please contact the Multicultural Center at (603) 222-4282 or multiculturalcenter@anselm.edu