Suffolk University students will come together to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by volunteering at local human service agencies on Monday, Jan. 21.
The University’s first-ever Martin Luther King, Jr., Service Day will see students visiting the Oasis Coalition Women’s Group, Rosie’s Place and the Boston Rescue Mission, all of which serve homeless or indigent people in Greater Boston.
Students will interact with people of all ages in many activities, including playing games, engaging in arts and crafts, and preparing and serving meals.
“This is an opportunity for our students to honor Dr. King by serving others just as he did all of his life,” said Carolina Garcia, director of Suffolk’s Organization for Uplifting Lives through Service (S.O.U.L.S.). “This also allows our students to participate in community service while reflecting on the work that Dr. King did years ago and how it all connects to what they’re doing now.”
MLK Service Day is open to all students.
Suffolk University’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., luncheon, hosted and sponsored by the Office of Diversity Services, will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 22, with bestselling author and award-winning filmmaker A.K. Asante, as the speaker.