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Sunday, January 19th

Church Service 1:00 pm

St. Benedict Chapel - 4th Floor -  Kindlon Hall

Sermon by Dr. Vincent R. Gaddis

Dr. Vincent Gaddis, Professor of History at Benedictine University.  He writes and researches on issues of race, class and social justice and is a frequent workshop presenter and facilitator on these issues. Dr. Gaddis currently serves as chair of the criminal justice committee  of the DuPage NAACP, the advisory board of Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice, The African American Family Commission, and is an ordained minister serving at River Valley Community Church in Aurora.  

Monday, January 20th

MLK Breakfast  8:00 am

Goodwin 411

Keynote Speaker: Lucy Di Rosa, Ph.D.

Dr. Lucy Di Rosa, Ph.D. is the Director of Content and Communications at the Sargent Shriver Peace Institute. She leads the digital communications, marketing, and historical research efforts for the organization. The Sargent Shriver Peace Institute is a research and communications organization devoted to the study of Sargent Shriver (1915-2011) as a peacebuilder.

Doors Open at 7:30 am

Suggested donation $25 person.

Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the MLK Scholarship.

Please sign up for the breakfast at this link.

  

Red Cross Shelter Training

3 pm – 6 pm

Birck 112

The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to help prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. Volunteers makeup over 90 percent of the Disaster workforce and make it possible to respond to nearly 70,000 disasters every year.

Benedictine University and the American Red Cross have been great partners for many years. The University serves as a primary Red Cross shelter for DuPage County. On Monday, January 20th from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. we will be holding a Shelter Training Fundamentals class in Birck 112. This class is open to all students, staff, and faculty interested in learning about Red Cross shelter operations. This will be an opportunity for volunteers to come out and learn what it takes to mobilize, run, and demobilize a shelter.

Please sign up for the training at this link.

Tuesday, January 21st

Hour of Community service 12:30 pm 

Goodwin lobby

Please join us for an hour of community service. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only national day of service. Since most of our students are not on campus during the holiday, we will bring the community service to you when you are here. We will work together on tackling social problems in hope that it may move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community”.

Wednesday, January 22nd

BenTalk: Interfaith Dialogue 12:15 pm

Facilitated by Dr. Rita George-Tvrtković and MOSAIC

Goodwin 411

 

Thursday, January 23rd

Hour of Community service 12:30 pm 

Goodwin lobby

Please join us for an hour of community service. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only national day of service. Since most of our students are not on campus during the holiday, we will bring the community service to you when you are here. We will work together on tackling social problems in hope that it may move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community”.

 

Power to Heal Screening  5:30 pm

Goodwin Auditorium

POWER TO HEAL is an hour-long public television documentary that tells a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for all Americans. Central to the story is the tale of how a new national program, Medicare, was used to mount a dramatic, coordinated effort that desegregated thousands of hospitals across the country in a matter of months.

The screening will be followed by a panel moderated by Dr. Markisha Woodson.

 

Sunday, January 26th

Travel Chicago: Chicago History Museum

Remembering Dr. King: 1929-1968 invites visitors to walk through a winding gallery that features over 25 photographs depicting key moments in Dr. King’s work and the Civil Rights movement, with a special focus on his time in Chicago.

Transportation Available

Bus Leaves Campus at 11:30 AM

$5 per student

Please sign up for Travel Chicago at this link.