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NCCU To Celebrate MLK Day with Service Events


North Carolina Central University (NCCU) will host a number of events in January to honor the life and vision of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday, Jan. 16, NCCU’s Office of Community Engagement and Service will partner with the United Way of the Greater Triangle to sponsor the annual MLK Day of Service at LeRoy T. Walker Physical Education and Sports Complex from 9 a.m. to noon.

The signature event for Durham County will provide NCCU students with multiple service opportunities to commemorate King’s memory, assist the community and earn hours of service. Activities will include packaging meals for food pantries; creating literacy tools for tutoring and mentoring programs; producing no-sew blankets for veterans and military families; developing diaper kits to support children in daycare; and providing aid to those who are returning to the workforce.

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the Department of Student Engagement and Leadership (S.E.A.L.) will host a Wreath Laying Ceremony with NCCU’s National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations at 10:40 a.m. in the Library Bowl area on campus. The celebration will continue with the Rock the Mic Lecture Series at 7 p.m. featuring keynote speaker Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a civil rights activist. The event will take place at B.N. Duke Auditorium.

Additional events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hosted by S.E.A.L. in January include:

  • Thursday, Jan. 19, 10:40 a.m.: Conscious Cafe, featuring student performers at the Alfonso Elder Student Union
  • Tuesday, Jan. 24, 6 to 9 p.m.: Step Afrika!, an international professional stepping company performance at B.N. Duke Auditorium                                     

For more information on the S.E.A.L events, please contact Orok Orok, assistant director, Student Engagement and Leadership at (919) 530-5548 or oorok@nccu.edu.  

Published: Friday, January 06, 2017
by Director of Marketing and Communications, Quiana M Shepard
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