On Jan. 16, students from Penn State Brandywine attended Girard College’s 22nd annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service event, celebrating King’s legacy through a day of community service.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality among races moves closer to reality during Unity Week, Jan. 23 to 27, at Penn State New Kensington. The MLK festivities culminate at noon Friday with “All Campus Diversity Alliance Celebration,” in Café 780. The campus community is encouraged to wear their “All In” t-shirts and partake in a smorgasbord of international cuisine.
To honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., student volunteers from Penn State New Kensington traveled to Uniontown, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 16 to work in the community. The New Kensington students joined students at other Penn State campuses in western Pennsylvania for "Make it a Day On, Not a Day Off," a celebration of King’s life.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality among races moves closer to reality during Unity Week, Jan. 23 to 27, at Penn State New Kensington. The campus joins hands with the community in celebrating the life and works of the slain civil rights leader through various events that promote inclusion.
Penn State Berks will host a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 24. The event will be held in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room; doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 5:30 p.m. Attendance is free for the campus community but attendees must have a ticket in advance and seating is limited.
Penn State's University Libraries will host four events, incorporating film, the arts and a featured speaker, to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. during Penn State's 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at the University Park campus.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech is regarded as one of the most powerful speeches in history. Six Penn State York students will do a dramatic reading of King’s famous speech at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 4 in the conference center at Penn State York. The program, sponsored by the Penn State York Black Student Union and the campus diversity committee, is free and open to the public.
Sybrina Fulton — the mother of Trayvon Martin, who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in 2012 — spoke about violence, healing and activism as part of the 2016 Penn State commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy Jan. 18 at University Park. Fulton speaks across America and guides the Trayvon Martin Foundation, helping families heal from violence.
Penn State New Kensington, in conjunction with Hightower Scholars Inc., will honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26, at the campus. “Celebration of Unity,” which includes a community dinner, is the campus' seventh annual tribute to King’s life. The focus of the commemoration is social justice issues, community advocacy and respect for all individuals.
Penn State Berks will host a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 26. The event will be held in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room; doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:30. This year’s banquet theme is “We Shall Overcome.”
Penn State Behrend will honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of events and activities beginning Jan. 18. The program begins at noon in the McGarvey Commons of the Reed Union Building with a multimedia presentation, “Sit-Ins & Standing Ups.” The presentation recaps a history of student activism during the civil rights movement and beyond. A campus family brunch will precede “Sit-Ins & Standing Ups,” beginning at 11 a.m.
Human rights activist Nontombi Naomi Tutu, a daughter of Archbishop Desmond and Nomalizo Leah Tutu, will give the keynote address as Pennsylvania College of Technology observes the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday this month. “Our Shared Humanity: Creating Understanding Through the Principles of Martin Luther King” — scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 20 — is part of a series of events and service opportunities honoring the life’s work of the late civil rights leader.