“Where Do You Stand?” is the theme of Barry University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The event is scheduled from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on January 13, the Saturday that precedes the King Holiday in 2018. Participants will honor the civil rights leader’s legacy and learn about contemporary social issues through collaborative service.
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The day’s theme references a sermon from Dr. King’s 1963 Strength to Love collection of works about racial segregation, in which he said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Dr. King’s words are still relevant today. Choosing to serve in one’s community is one way to embody Dr. King’s gospel of justice and equity.
During Barry’s MLK Day of Service, students, faculty, and staff will address current social issues in Miami’s communities of color, including youth development, education, and environmental justice. They will work in community gardens, landscape public spaces, and beautify community centers in Liberty City, Little Haiti, North Miami, and Virginia Key.
According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, the MLK Day of Service is an “opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service.”
Participants are asked to register online and to wear closed-toe shoes at the service sites. T-shirts, breakfast, and barbecue lunch will be provided.
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