Superheroes for Social Justice
The theme of this year's MLK activities is Superheroes for Social Justice. Not only do the activities focus on the life of Martin Luther King Jr., they also support Longwood’s mission of citizen leadership.
On Monday, Longwood students, faculty and staff will participate in community service projects offered in the Farmville area as part of the annual MLK Service Challenge.
The commemorative reading on Wednesday will feature excerpts from a 1999 speech by Christopher Reeve, the actor who played Superman in the movies and spent the last nine years of his life as a quadripledgic advocating for the disabled and spinal cord injury research.
On Thursday, symposium speaker Mrs. Barbara Howard, First Lady of Hampden-Sydney College, will discuss growing up under apartheid in South Africa and how everyone can rise from a challenge to make a difference.
Everyone can be a social justice hero. What about you?
MLK Awareness Events
For information about MLK Day events at Longwood, contact Diane Easter, Special Assistant to the President, at 434.395.2003.
- Mon, Jan 17, 2011: MLK Service Challenge, 8:45 am to 3 pm. Join other students in service projects during the MLK holiday. Sign up in Dining Hall Nov. 30 to Dec. 4 or stop by 218 Lankford Student Union anytime before December 8. Registration and more information here.
- Wed, Jan 19, 2011: Commemorative Reading, "Excerpts from An Evening with Christopher Reeve," Lankford Student Union front steps, 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm.
- Thu, Jan 20, 2011: MLK Presentation, Mrs. Barbara Howard, Jarman Auditorium, 3:30 pm. Members of the public who wish to attend should contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs and International Student Services.