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Penn State York Plans Events to Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
1/13/2010 —

Penn State York will remember the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with two events in celebration of his life. A day of service is set for Monday, Jan. 18 and a noon-hour program on Friday, Jan. 22 will feature Readings from the Human Rights Movement. Both events are sponsored by the Penn State York Diversity Committee and are free and open to the public.

Penn State York students will help serve breakfast with other Penn Staters from 8 – 9:30 a.m. at Crispus Attucks, 605 S. Duke Street in York. After breakfast there are opportunities to volunteer at other local community agencies such as Helping Hands, York County Food Bank, and Manito, an innovative learning center. Penn State York does not have classes on Jan. 18 so students are encouraged to remember Dr. King by doing community service. To register for the community service events, please contact Ann Fetterman, instructor in English and volunteer coordinator at Penn State York, at 717-771-4162 or axf25@psu.edu.

Penn State York students, faculty, and staff will share essays and writings from the Human Rights Movement around the world on Friday, Jan. 22 at noon in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center. Readings from Dr. King, Mahatma Gandhi, Sojourner Truth, Millard Fuller, Desmond Tutu, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Elie Weisel, and others will be shared during this program. Bring your lunch and listen to the words of some of the world’s greatest human rights leaders.

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