Tuesday, January 15, 2013

NU Celebrates MLK Week!

Project Angel Shoes Community Service - Kiernan Center Front Gym     
Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Niagara University’s Institute for Civic Engagement (ICE) is hosting a service-learning activity to support the Sustainable Sandals project, which annually distributes hundreds of thousands of gently worn sandals from the Cave of the Winds to impoverished areas across the globe. Volunteers will process the sandals at the Kiernan Center. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. To join the project stop by or call MISA 716.286-8510.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Fact & Photo Exhibit - Glynn Atrium
Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bisgrove Hall’s Glynn Family Atrium will be decorated with an assortment of posters and images highlighting pertinent facts relating to Dr. Martin Luther King and his legacy.

MLK Day Youth Program
Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The MLK Day Youth Program involves hosting 65 local youths who will experience a day of learning, service, and exploring the opportunities that are ahead with a college education. Their day includes a reading activity and book giveaway sponsored in part by Scholastic Books Family and Community Engagement Program. They will also participate in the Project An- gel shoes community service activity. Rounding out the day, they will take a tour of the Niagara University campus and have an opportunity to ask questions to a small panel.

MLK Day Speaker & Mini Concert
Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 - Castellani, 6:30 p.m.
The Honorable Judge Hugh B. Scott, NU alum, and board of trustee member, will be our MLK Day speaker. Preceding his presentation there will be a mini concert rendered by St. Martin Deporres, a guest choir of our Campus Ministry department.

Student Voter Registration Drive - Lower Level Gallagher
Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 - 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Students will be able to register to vote as well as get some basic history on voting rights and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work in this area. This activity will be sponsored by various members of the MISA Board, Diversity Advocates, and NUSGA.

Ted Gong - Resolution of Regret for the Chinese Exclusion Act       
Thurs. Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m., Castellani
It is said that for over 100 years, the violence and injustice of anti-Chinese laws in the United States had gone officially unacknowledged, and the history had become largely forgotten. Ted Gong is a founder and co-chair of the 1882 Project, which actively worked to uncover this history and bring about the Resolution of Regret for the Chinese Exclusion Act.

Rethinking Affirmative Action - Dr. Michael Durfee
Fri., Jan. 25, 1:25 p.m., Gallagher, MPR
Instructor of Urban History,      Dr. Michael Durfee, will do a presentation on the current state of Affirmative Action. He will also touch on Civil Rights movement and it’s aftermath.

Remembering 1882 Panel Exhibition   
All week, Jan. 21-25, Castellani
Castellani Art Museum will host an exhibit that documents various points in the history of Chinese Americans as they relate to the 1882 Project and the Chinese Exclusion Act. The exhibit will be up during the week of January 21st.

Donations For Non Perishable Food Items
All week, Jan. 21-25, Bins In LL Gallagher
Two food collection bins will be located in the lower level Gallagher Center throughout Martin Luther King Jr. Week at Niagara. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to bring non perishable food items which will be brought to the Food Bank of Western New York to assist local families in need of help.

Student Volunteer Opportunities MLK Week
Contact MISA Office for details - deb@niagara.edu, (716) 286-8510

  • Community Missions: Preparing Dining Area, Serving Food, Cleaning Service Areas, Arranging Food Pantry Items, Sorting, folding and storing donated clothing items
  • Heart, Love, & Soul - Food Kitchen: Serving & Preparing Food

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