St. Norbert College to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Service and Special Programming

From St. Norbert College, January 10, 2014
by Stefanie Trinkl, stefanie.trinkl@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the college's annual day of service, "Make It a Day On, Not a Day Off," on Monday, Jan. 20, and through its support of the 19th annual community celebration "A Vision for Peace" on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. "A Vision for Peace" is free and open to the public.

"Make It a Day On, Not a Day Off" is a day of service in which members of the St. Norbert community teach elementary school students about King's message of respect for others, and assist area social service agencies dedicated to serving those in need.

Members of the St. Norbert College community will also conduct a simulation, "Walk in Our Shoes: Understanding the Latino Experience," which aims to show the link between civil rights and immigration issues. In the simulation, participants will have the chance to learn about the problems and obstacles faced by Latino immigrants such as getting jobs, entering school and obtaining health care.

"A Vision for Peace" will include live dance and musical performances by local artists, a presentation of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, Dr. King-inspired art and creative-writing projects by Brown County youth, and guest speakers including St. Norbert College's vice president for enrollment management and communications, Edward Lamm.

The Martin Luther King Jr. day of service is endorsed by the administration of St. Norbert College. For more information, contact Nancy Mathias at nancy.mathias@snc.edu or 920-403-3363.

"A Vision for Peace" is organized in part by Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, St. Norbert College and UW-Green Bay. For more information, visit http://www.browncomlk.org or call 920-498-6997.