MLK Day 2018

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” allows us to commemorate through action the values of compassion, dignity, justice, and service that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr embodied in his leadership. 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).

All events will take place at the USF North Campus Building, 2701 Spring St. except for the off campus service projects. Free parking is available in the USF parking lot directly across the street on the North side of W. Berry St.

Monday, January 15, 2018 – All are invited to join us!

Time Event
9:30 am Registration (North Campus Foyer)
10:00 am Straight Talk with Ketu Oladuwa: Building Relationships in America

Poet, journalist, musician and director Ketu Oladuwa notes that two crossroads in his
life were his experience on Death Row at age 21, and a Rootfolks Sojourn 382-day
motorcycle tour through the lower 48 states to challenge fear and discover the soul of
America. Ketu will share his experiences and lead us in dialogue about relationships,
race, and community. This program will include music, questions, and dialogue.

11:30 am Call to Service/Mass (North Campus Auditorium)
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch will be offered for in the North Campus Gym. Individuals with a campus meal plan are
asked to bring their meal cards and use their meal points; lunch will also be available for those
who do not have a campus meal plan.
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm Transition to Service sites
1:00 – 4:00 pm Service Projects on and off campus. Register today for service projects.

On Campus (USF North Campus Gym, 2702 Spring St.):

  • 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.)
  • Franciscan Center (1015 E. Maplegrove Ave.)
  • Vincent Village (f8 Photo Club members only)
  • Blue Jacket, Inc.  (2826 South Calhoun St.)
  • Associated Churches Food Bank
  • American Red Cross (1212 E. California St.)

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Time Event
5:30 pm Snacks and Finger foods
6:00 pm L.I.V.E Forum with Iric Headley of Fort Wayne United

These gatherings bring FWPD and African Americans together to discuss perceptions, perspectives, and
experiences, via panel discussion in front of a live audience. Highlighted are the voices of not only the
African American community, but also many FWPD officers who desire to foster healthy relationships.
Audience members are allowed to vote via live polling, engage in round-table discussions, and make
recommendations on how to create healthy relationships between communities of color and law
enforcement.

For more information, please contact Katrina Boedeker, 260.399.8080.