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MLK, Jr. Day of Service 2018



MLK, Jr. Day of Service at Lawrence University is an annual event that invites the entire Lawrence community to continue honoring the ideas of Dr. King and the civil rights movements that continue to this day.  Students, staff and faculty will honor the continuance of the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr through learning, serving, and celebrating.

A variety of both on-campus and off-campus opportunities are available to engage in.  Each activity is a student led initiative that benefits the community and helps Lawrentians solidify the value of learning as you serve. Select from a number of options, any of which will benefit a variety of agencies in the Appleton area.

Register for all events by Friday, January 12th.


Flint Water Crisis: The Struggle Continues. What it means for us all.

11 AM – Noon, Warch Campus Center Esch-Hurvis Room


Claire McClinton, a grassroots organizer of the Flint water crisis, has been fighting against poverty and working toward labor rights in Flint for decades. She will speak about grassroots organizing, ethical volunteer engagement, how the events in her city affect the entire country, and how others can join the motion for safe and affordable water and a just America.

Warm beverages and a light breakfast will be provided. Register here.



Community Volunteering

1 – 5 pm, Meet in Warch Campus Center Esch-Hurvis Room

Join the Volunteer Center as it travels to nine nonprofit organizations in Appleton. Choose from activities including: sorting donations to support people with differing abilities and those without permanent housing, engaging kids and the elderly around activities in art, dance, and music, provide intergenerational volunteer opportunities at a local elder care facility, teaching elementary school students about the importance of writing, music, math, and science, packing and labeling donations at a food bank, socializing and caring for animals, and winterizing hoop houses at an urban farm.

Register by clicking on each project listed above or by clicking on "events" above to see a listing of all "community volunteering" offerings. Registration deadline = Jan. 12.

On Campus Volunteering

2 – 3:30 pm, 3:30- 5 pm Various locations around campus.

Join our student organization leaders in hands-on service projects that support their mission. Projects include: baking treats for local shelters with Cultural Food Club and LU Food Recovery, making blankets for community members without housing, writing letters of encouragement to patients going through chemotherapy, making dog toys and treats for dogs in shelter, writing letters for humanitarian needs, planting seeds to support our campus garden, and making laundry detergent for a local shelter. Volunteer from right on campus while also learning about future ways to get involved with LU organizations.

Register by clicking on each project listed above or by clicking on "events" above to see a listing of all "on campus" offerings on page two. Registration deadline = Jan. 12.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 27th Celebration

6:30 – 7:45 pm, Lawrence Memorial Chapel

Aly Wane, known activist and advocate, has worked with numerous human rights groups including the American Friends Service Committee, the Syracuse Peace Council, and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration.  His work is at the intersection of migrants' rights and racial justice issues.  He considers himself a global citizen and believes that it is important to develop an ethic of responsibility to the earth, regardless of national origin. No registration required.


Sponsored by Spoerl Lecture Series, Green Roots, Volunteer and Community Service Center, Council on Community Service and Engagement, LUCC Student Organizations, and Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities.


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