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MLK Day of Service: Monday, January 16

January 10, 2012, Volume 58, No. 17


On Monday, January 16, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service begins with a breakfast  at 8:30-9:45 a.m. in Houston Hall’s Hall of Flags. Bishop Audrey Bronson, first woman president of Black Clergy, will be the guest speaker. The Day of Service continues with the following activities:

Children’s Banner Painting: paint commemorative posters and banners while listening to stories about Dr. King; adult supervision required.

Helping Hands at Houston Hall: create personal gifts that will be donated to area hospitals, homes and charities.

Philadelphia Reads Literacy Project: create books on tape to promote literacy for Philadelphia youth. Bring a children’s book to donate that discusses multi-cultural issues.

MLK Mentoring Project: The Penn chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers, members of BGAPSA and interns from the Christian Association will mentor students from the Upward Bound Program.

Seat of Justice: volunteers will decorate a chair, which will be donated to a local school. 

Community Beautification Projects: participants will meet at Houston Hall at 9:45 a.m., when they will be transported to Comegy’s Elementary School, Huey Elementary School, Sayre Morris  Recreation Center and the Community Education Center in West Philadelphia to clean, paint and organize. 

From noon-1:30 p.m., an MLK Skate, featuring free skate rental at the Class of 1923 Arena will take place.

The day will conclude with a candlelight vigil starting in front of WEB Du Bois College House and ending at the Compass.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change continues all month long. For information about events, please visit: www.upenn.edu/aarc/mlk/calendar_mlk.htmor see the back page of Almanac’s January AT PENN calendar.

Ms. Marcy Francis, musician, will be working with Banner painters at Houston Hall on the MLK Day of Service.


Almanac - January 10, 2012, Volume 58, No. 17