Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Leadership & Service


When: Monday, January 16 2012, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: College Union Ballroom
Categories: Appreciation for Diversity (AD), Intellectual Development (ID), Lecture / Speaker, Self-Understanding and Personal Value System (SUPVS), Social and Civic Responsibility (SCR)

Pre-registration is required for this event! Contact Tom Matthews for more information:

The GOLD Program at SUNY Geneseo is partnering with Student & Campus Life, Center for Community, Multicultural Programs & Services, Volunteerism & Service, College Union & Activities, Student Association, Campus Auxiliary Services, the President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, and the Foster Grandparent Program at the Livingston County Office for the Aging to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Leadership and Service will take place in the MacVittie College Union from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on January 16, 2012. This day of leadership and service is planned as an inter-generational and interfaith event with SUNY Geneseo students and area senior citizen volunteers learning and working together on an important outreach effort to home bound senior citizens in Livingston County.

Dr. William Cook, Distinguished Teaching Professor of History, will give the Keynote address on "Martin Luther King Jr. at Age 83." Participants will have an opportunity to attend one of five GOLD workshops related to the theme of leadership and service. During lunch, Lulu Westbrooks-Griffin, teacher and civil rights activist, will share the story of her arrest in Americus, Georgia in 1963 "Freedom is Not Free." After lunch participants will engage in service projects to assist the 400 home bound senior citizens in Livingston County. Projects will include creating dry soup mixes, writing greeting cards and notes, filling energy saving draft dodgers, assembling File of Life Everyday Information Kits and cutting fleece for scarves. Thirty senior citizens from the Livingston County Office for the Aging Foster Grandparent Program will be participating in the program and helping wih the service projects.

10:00 am Welcome, Coffee and Keynote on Marin Luther King Jr. at Age 83
11:00 am GOLD Workshops
12:00 pm Lunch and Freedom is Not Free
1:00 pm Service Projects
2:45 pm Wrap Up, Closing and Evaluations

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