A day of service at UCI Irvine

January 21, 2013 by  

With the theme “Make it a Day On…Not a Day Off” the University of Irvine has a whole week of events planned to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

First of all, award-winning trainer and educator Dr. Bernard Lafayette will speak on the non-violent philosophy of Dr. King at 5:00 pm this Thursday, January 24, in the social science plaza room 1100. Lafayette was involved in the 1960s civil rights movement and is an authority on strategies for non-violent social change.

Those who would like to volunteer for different opportunities throughout the community will have an opportunity from 11:00 – 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 29, in the Doheny student center. Organizations throughout the community will come together with unpaid internship positions and single service opportunities throughout Orange County and the university.

A discussion on black feminism will be held at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, January 30, in the Ring Room in the Cross Cultural Center (CCC). Participants will explore civil rights and social justice as well as feminism and its relevance to equality and freedom. Food will be provided and, to encourage attendance, it may be worth considering that catalog printing is a great resource for many universities and their students.

Closing the schedule and rounding off the month on Thursday, January 31, the CCC will also invite people to learn about the Youth Justice Collective and what it does to combat inequality, particular with record to color. More info on all of these events can be found on the CCC website.