Niagara Gazette — • 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Sustainable Sandals service activity — The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., Institute for Civic Engagement is hosting a service-learning activity to support the Sustainable Sandals Project, which annually distributes hundreds of thousands of gently worn sandals from the Cave of the Winds to impoverished areas across the globe. Volunteers will process the sandals in the front gym of the Kiernan Center. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
• 10:20 to 10:50 A.M. “I Have a Dream” — A video presentation and discussion of Dr. King’s famous oration in the the Gallagher Center.
• 11 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. MLK - The Other Ones — As a way to acknowledge Dr. King’s impact on disability legislation, David Whalen, statewide project coordinator for First Responder Disability Awareness Training, hosts a disability awareness training seminar. Bisgrove Hall, Room 352. Snacks will be provided.
• NOON: Celebrating the culture of service — Professor Mitch Alegre will facilitate a discussion on community service. Student groups will briefly describe the service projects they are undertaking, and discuss how they can support each other’s efforts and foster a greater culture of servant leadership at NU. (Gallagher Center)
• 2:30 to 3:50 P.M. MLK the Sociologist — Dr. Todd Schoepflin, associate professor of sociology, and NU students will hold an open presentation on race and ethnicity. (Gallagher Center)
• 6 to 7:30 P.M. Keynote address by Sharaud Moore — Moore was part of a Long Beach, Calif., high school class that in 1994 overcame their rigid beliefs and found hope through writing about their lives. The Freedom Writers, as the students called themselves, eventually told their story in a book that became a movie. (The movie will be broadcast throughout the week on the residence hall movie channel.) Castellani Art Museum.
• 2:10 to 4:10 P.M. 1968 (with Tom Brokaw) — Professor Vince Agnello will facilitate a narration of footage on Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement that aired on major television networks. Includes post-show discussion. Dunleavy Hall, Room 127.