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. beginning January 16th.
In partnership with Belmont, Lipscomb, Tennessee State, and Trevecca Nazarene Universities, we also invite you to participate in our featured service project on Saturday, January 17th in which we will dedicate our time working with local non-profit organizations.  More details coming soon!
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.

Plan and register your project HERE

You may sign-up to participate in a project HERE.

Note:  We will accept project proposals beginning November 17, 2014 through Monday, January 5, 2015.  When your organization’s project has been approved, we will add your project to the OACS website for students to begin signing up immediately.

If you would like to submit a proposal for OACS to co-sponsorship your project, please click HERE for more information.


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