Thirty-two spots remain for Mount St. Joseph University students, faculty, and staff who will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 18 by spending the day volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati. The group will meet from 8:30 a.m. until noon at a Habitat warehouse located at 5139 Kieley Place in St. Bernard. Some Mount students will also participate in the City of Cincinnati’s annual commemorative march that begins at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is important because it provides Mount students the opportunity to live out Dr. King’s call to action against income and housing inequality, says Terri Hurdle, Ed.D., director of diversity and inclusion at the Mount. “Both activities illuminate Dr. King’s fight for unity and his war on poverty through affordable housing.”
"Dr. King preached a global vision of equality that he famously described as the beloved community,” explained Keith Lanser, the Coordinator for Service Learning at the Mount. “In his view, the beloved community will not exist until poverty, hunger and homelessness are viewed by society as intolerable and inhumane. We get one step closer to Dr. King’s beloved community when we serve in our community to end the symptoms of inequality.”
Following these events, the Black Student Union will host its annual MLK Leadership Luncheon on Tuesday, January 19 at noon.
Habitat for Humanity: 5139 Kieley Place, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Commemorative March: Begins at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (50 E Freedom Way), begins 10:30 a.m.
Habitat for Humanity:
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