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Celebrating Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?  – Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Drew celebrates the ongoing legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an annual day of dialogue and service.  The Drew community is continually honored by the Rev. Dr.’s visit in 1964, and strives to actualize his values of genuine community engagement to ensure that quality of life and justice are achieved for all Americans.

In January 2022, MLK Day was celebrated in virtual and in-person formats.  In addition to participating in service activities, Drew community members joined a virtual talk presented by Dr. Kesha Moore: “From a System of Fear to a System of Care: What Prisons Teach Us About Love, Community, and Justice,” via Zoom at 5:30pm.

For questions about MLK Day 2023 and how you can partner with the CCE, reach out to asileo@drew.edu.

Projects and Events – January 19th, 2022

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Book Drive for Morris County Correctional Facility
  • Books of all genres accepted
  • No books condoning violence (war themed books are accepted)
  • No hardcover books
  • Drop off in labeled boxes in the EC, Commons, and Davies House (CCE and Business house) from January 19th-February 2nd, 2022
Clothing and Toy Drive for Anafrom CLoK Academy, Ghana
  • Children’s clothing, toys, and books (English accepted) ages 2+
  • Cots/nap mats for preschoolers
  • Bed sheets of any size
  • Drop off in labeled boxes in EC, Commons, and Davies House (CCE and Business house) from January 19th-February 2nd, 2022
Letter Writing with Amnesty International's Annual Write for Rights Campaign
  • Instructions and important links can be found here: MLK Project Instructions and Materials
  • Write letters (virtually or handwritten) to and advocating for various prisoners of conscience
  • Defend and advocate for individuals protesting police violence in Nigeria, protecting sacred rivers in Guatemala, being shot while protesting violence against women, and more
  • Join us in the EC from 3:30-5:30pm to write letters in person or pick up supplies
  • Complete on your own and send to changebuilders@drew.edu or join us on Zoom at 4:00pm on 1/19: Zoom Link
Bracelet Making for Children at Anafrom CLoK Academy
  • Student-led project!  Instructions and important links can be found here: MLK Project Instructions and Materials
  • Create fun and colorful friendship bracelets to be included with clothing and toy donations to school serving under-resourced children in Ghana (you do not need to make a donation to make a bracelet!)
  • Join us in person (3:30-5:30pm) or on Zoom (4:00-5:30pm) to learn how to make bracelets, learn more about this project and Anafrom CLoK Academy, and mingle with other students! Zoom Link
  • Drop off completed bracelets in the boxes labeled for donations to Anafrom CLoK Academy, found in the EC, Commons, and Davies House (CCE and Business House)