MLK Weekend of Service

MLK Weekend of Service

January 16th – 19th, 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said,

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake.  Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

The Office of Active Citizenship and Service and Dean of Students charges you to actively engage in discussion and service in order to be a positive change agent in the Nashville community. You and your service organization, friends, and/or fellow students have the opportunity to start the year off strong by joining us for our annual MLK Weekend of Service and Commemoration series honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Featured Service Project

This year, Vanderbilt is teaming up with Belmont, Lipscomb, Tennessee State, and Trevecca Nazarene Universities in a MLK Day of Service on Saturday, January 17.  We will meet at TSU for lunch and keynote speaker, Andrew Maraniss (author of Strong Inside).

Students will then participate in service activities with several local non-profit organizations including Feed the Children, Soles4Soles, Habitat, Project CURE, and the Women’s Rescue Mission.

Student groups that are participating in this project are Alternative Spring Break, EmbrACE Yourself, McTyeire International House, Synergy, Vanderbilt Student Government, and Youth Encouragement Services, but anyone can sign up!

Sign up now at http://tinyurl.com/MLKJointDayofService2015.

 

Join the action!

Click here to sign up with one of the groups below!

Campus Organization Name of Agency Date Time of Service
Alpha Epsilon Delta Project CURE Saturday, Jan. 17 3:30 – 5:30 P.M.
 

Alpha Phi Omega

 

Hope Lodge – American Cancer Society

 

Friday, Jan. 16

 

4:30 – 8:30 P.M. (Two shifts)

 

AMIGOS

 

Tennessee Justice Center

 

Wednesday, Jan. 14

 

5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

 

Are You MAD (Making a Difference)

 

Hadley Park Community Center

 

Saturday, Jan. 17

 

10:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.

 

Black Student Association

 

 

Chess Matters

 

Hadley Park Community Center

 

 

STEM Preparatory Academy

 

Saturday, Jan. 17

 
Monday, Jan. 19

 

8:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.

 

3:50 – 5:45 P.M.

 

EmbrACE Yourself

 

 

Glamour Gals

 

Nashville Rescue Mission (Women’s Campus)

 

YWCA

 

Sunday, Jan. 18

 

 

Monday, Jan. 19

 

10:45 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

 


1:00-3:00 P.M.

 

Moore College

 

Hospital Hospitality House

 

Sunday, Jan. 18

 

4:30 – 7:30 P.M.

 

Sigma Lambda Gamma

 

SPEAR

 

Nashville CARES

 

Good Food for Good People

 

Monday, Jan. 19

 

Saturday, Jan. 17

 

3:00 – 5:00 P.M.

 

11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.

 

SPEAR

 

Cumberland River Compact

 

Monday, Jan. 19

 

9:00 – 11:00 A.M.

 

Vanderbilt CKI

 

Hands on Nashville: Hadley Park Community Center

 

Saturday, Jan. 17

 

10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

 

Vanderbilt College Democrats

 

Hands on Nashville

 

Saturday, Jan. 17

 

10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

 

Vanderbilt College Republicans

 

Room In The Inn

 

Friday, Jan. 16

 

4:00 – 7:00 P.M.

 

Vanderbilt Juggling and Physical Arts Club (JPAC)

 

Nashville Tools for Schools

 

Saturday, Jan. 17

 

10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

 

Vanderbilt Multicultural Leadership Council

 

Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee

 

Monday, Jan. 19

 

8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

 

Vanderbilt Protecting Animal Welfare Society(VPAWS)

 

Freedom Farms Animal Sanctuary

 

Saturday, Jan. 17

 

10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

 

Voices of Praise

 

Hands on Nashville

 

Saturday, Jan. 17

 

10:00 A.M. -1:00 P.M.

 

Volunteers Around the World

 

BELL Garden

 

Saturday, Jan. 17

 

9:30-11:30 A.M.

 

VSVS

 

VSVS

 

Saturday, Jan. 17

 

1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

 

OACS Reflection Session

As a capstone to the weekend’s activities, OACS will host a reflection session on Monday, January 19 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the OACS lounge.  We will discuss the role of college students in the Nashville civil rights movement with videos and photos from the Nashville Public Library and reflect on how college students can continue to play an integral role today.  And, we’ll have treats from Cupcake Collection!

 

Commemorative Series

We will end the Weekend of Service with a commemorative series entitled Dismantling Segregation:  Race, Poverty, and Privilege on Vanderbilt’s campus.  This series will focus on the modern-day meaning of segregation and how it should be addressed in issues of race and class today.  For more information about this series, please visit the Vanderbilt MLK Commemoration webpage.