In Photos: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Learning
BGSU extends 'a day on, not a day off' to include symposium, service, art and keynote speaker Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr.
Bowling Green State University honored the life and living legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during its 15th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and Learning.
Monday's events began with the eighth Symposium on Diversity at the Lenhart Grand Ballroom in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Kyrsten Stuckey, president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council and BGSU President’s Leadership Academy scholar, gave the keynote address.
Presentations by students, faculty and staff followed the symposium and Monday's events closed with a screening of the film, “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in the United States.”
BGSU student photographers Hannah McFarland and Campbell Holben were on hand to capture the variety of activities.
Poster presentations by students, faculty and staff were on display during the eighth Symposium on Diversity.
MLK Day provided several opportunities for BGSU students, faculty and staff to contribute to the public good with acts of service. Opportunities included writing letters and notes of encouragement to people living in nursing homes and to veterans. The Falcon Food Pantry also held a food drive to stock up for members of the BGSU community who access the pantry for needed nutrition. Off-campus, BGSU students traveled to the Ronald McDonald House in Toledo to create toiletry kits for families and help with maintenance.
Students help organize and stock shelves at the Falcon Food Pantry in Central Hall.
Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr. gave the keynote address at the Beyond The Dream event held Wednesday, Jan. 18 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Dr. Glaude, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, challenged the audience to examine its collective American conscience and confront America's history of racism in order to move forward. As part of Beyond The Dream, the visual and performing art showcase, The Art of Diversity: Art for the Public Good, is on exhibit at the Willard Wankelman Gallery through Friday, Jan. 20.
Updated: 01/19/2023 04:26PM