Hanover to commemorate MLK Day with volunteer and community-building activities
Hanover College will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 16) with a collection of volunteer opportunities and community-building activities throughout the week. Participation is free for all events.
Monday, Jan. 16
Jefferson County (Ind.) House of Hope
9-10:30 a.m., 100 East Second Street, Suite H, Madison, IN 47250
Sort food items and prepare the pantry to serve those in need.
Campus Environmental Service Project
Noon-1 p.m., J. Graham Brown Campus Center, Hanover College Campus
Help organize the Hanover College Free Store. (Pizza will be provided.)
Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County
4-6 p.m., 551 M.S.H. Northgate Road, Madison, IN 47250
Read short multicultural stories to children of various age groups. The readings will celebrate diversity and help children to think about, value and respect our differences.
Jefferson County Animal Shelter
Various Times Available, 2727 Hannah Dr, Madison, IN 47250
Socialize cats and dogs. (Volunteers must call shelter to make arrangements – (812) 273-1788.)
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Haq Center for Cross-Cultural Education
1-3 p.m., J. Graham Brown Campus Center, Hanover College Campus
Open house to learn about the Haq Center.
4-5:30 p.m., Eggleston Community Building, 419 East Street, Madison, IN 47250
Help local Spanish-speaking children with reading, math and writing skills. (Transportation is available via the Madison Shuttle.)
Special Film Presentation
“A Reading of the Letter from Birmingham Jail”
8-9:30 p.m., Classic Hall, Room 102, Hanover College Campus
A presentation of the famous civil rights document starring community and education leaders from Columbus, Ohio.
Thursday, Jan. 19
“People Power: King’s Legacy of Activism”
7 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts, Hanover College Campus
An address by Kentucky-based community-builder Shameka Parrish-Wright.
More events are planned in the coming weeks in the Hanover College Social Justice Series.