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MLK Day of Service: January 17

January 11, 2011, Volume 57, No. 17


Penn’s Commitment to the Legacy of MLK begins with a Day of Service on Monday, January 17. The annual kick-off breakfast will be held in the Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, at 8:30 a.m., hosted by the Black Graduate and Professional Student Assembly  (BGAPSA) with introductory remarks by President Amy Gutmann, followed by guest speaker Bilal Quyyam, cofounder of the Father’s Day Rally Committee.

For a list of Penn’s various service projects that will take place that day in Houston Hall and the off-campus beautification projects, see www.upenn.edu/aarc/mlk  

The next day, Penn’s MLK Commemorative Symposium on Social Change includes a noon lecture at the School of Nursing; and a screening of Prep School Negro, introduced by English lecturer Lorene Cary at 5 p.m. at Hillel.


Donate Children’s Books for MLK Day of Service Literacy Project

Children’s books are needed for the Philadelphia Reads: Literacy Project which creates books on tape to promote literacy. Books may be dropped off at the African American Resource Center by Wednesday, January 12 or brought to the Benjamin Franklin Room, Houston Hall during the morning of the Day of Service, Monday, January 17.

Almanac - January 11, 2011, Volume 57, No. 17