Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Central held service projects and discussions during the week of January 19. Events included a professor-led discussion panel with Cynthia Mahmood, Frank Moore Chair of Anthropology, and Michael Harris, professor of English, called “Social Change: A Bias toward Peaceful Action.” Students and staff were invited to attend.

An event sponsored by the Center for Community-Based Learning and Campus Ministries allowed students to make fleece blankets for the Care Bags Foundation, founded by Central alum Annie Wignall Foskett ’10. Once finished, the blankets were delivered to displaced, abused and disadvantaged children.

Campus ministries sponsored an event in which Central students helped turn old T-shirts into diapers for children in Haiti. The diapers will provide better sanitation and help prevent disease. Central’s own computer science club members also helped local students learn about computer science in an event hosted by the Center for Community-Based Learning.

Campus Ministries and Students Concerned About The Environment (SCATE) sponsored an event in which students made blankets from blue jeans to give to the homeless.

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