MLK Day 2016

While schools and businesses in the area are taking the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday off as a holiday, University of Saint Francis students, faculty and staff will take a different approach. Paying tribute to him through “A Day On, Not a Day Off” and a roundtable later in the week allows us opportunities for all to learn more about his life and times, and to serve at campus activities and at local agencies in the community. All USF students, faculty, staff as well as local community members are invited to join us for the following events (no classes at USF on this day).

Monday, January 18, 2016 – All are invited to join us!

Time Event
10:30 – 11:30 am Call to Service/Mass in North campus Auditorium
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch at North Campus Auditorium (Open to the public)
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Travel to Service Projects
1:00 – 4:00 pm Service Projects on and off campus. Registration now closed. Individuals are still invited to join us at the sites at the times listed below.

On Campus (North Campus Gym – 2702 Spring Street):

  • Linus Blanket Making
  • Warm Fuzzies/Arm knitting scarves
  • Bread for the World Letter Writing

Off Campus

  • Mustard Seed Furniture Bank (3636 Illinois Rd.)
  • Friends of the Third World (611 W. Wayne St.)
  • St. Vincent de Paul Store (1600 South Calhoun St.)
  • Science Central (1950 North Clinton St.)
  • Fort Wayne Community Center (233 W. Main St.)
  • Franciscan Center (925 E. Coliseum Blvd)
  • Vincent Village (f8 Photo Club members only)
  • Blue Jacket (META students only)
  • Associated Churches Food Bank (12-3 pm, bring a sack lunch, 602 East Wayne St.)

Wednesday, January 20

Time Event
7:00 – 8:30 pm Panel Discussion: Why We Can’t Wait: Seeking Nonviolence for Our Beloved Community. Join us in the North Campus Auditorium (2702 Spring St.) for this panel of local leaders who will address the challenge of violence in our community and how we as a community can collaborate more effectively to bring about positive change. Panelists will include Dr. Bill McGill, Sr. Pastor of Imani Baptist Temple; Dawn Yoguelet, mother of a homicide victim;  Tornell Moore, Allen County Court Case Manager;  David Gladieux, Allen County Sheriff; and Steve Reed,  Fort Wayne Police Department Assistant Chief. Moderator: Heather Jeffries, Assistant Professor, Director of Criminal Justice and Criminology

For more information, please contact Katrina Boedeker, 260.399.8080.