Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Appreciation Week

Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs Center
MLK Fitness Challenge
1-5 p.m.
Jan. 18
Challenge your friends and have some fun as you go through the obstacle challenges and prepare yourself physically for the near year. Registration information can be obtained at the Multicultural Affairs Center and the Adair County YMCA.
MLK Collegiate Challenge
All day
Jan. 19
The Multicultural Affairs and SERVE Centers are looking for 150 eager Truman students, faculty and staff to make their day OFF a day ON by honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by completing service projects across Kirksville. To sign up, visit truservice.truman.edu. Contact Emmanuel Camarillo for more information.  
The Importance of Serving/Learning to be an Overcomer
7-8:30 p.m.
Jan. 21
Violette Hall 1010
Guest Speaker: Michael McGill, Jr.
McGill is a renowned, award-winning transformational speaker, youth and family development expert, acclaimed author and motivational family counselor who aims to empower people to transform their own lives-from the inside out-leaving them enriched, encouraged and empowered. Through his lecture, “The Importance of Serving/Learning to be an Overcomer,” McGill will define the importance of combining academic success and civic engagement, showing students the importance of not only studying the world we live in but how academics can influence social justice and social change.
MLK Read-In Sign-Up
The MAC is looking for student volunteers to celebrate the traditions and values of Martin Luther King, Jr. by reading to local school children. The Read-In will take place Jan. 22 and Jan. 23. There will be two readers per time slot to read a book from selection and then ask questions to stimulate the celebration of diversity for the kids, grades pre-K through 5th. Students will have the opportunity to read to students at Ray Miller Elementary School, the Kirksville Childhood Development Center, Kirksville Primary School, Kirksville Part Day Head Start and Mary Immaculate Catholic School. Sign up by Jan. 16. The week before the MLK Read-In takes place a google doc of available times will be emailed to those who sign up. For questions, or more information, contact Emmanuel Camarillo, MAC program coordinator.
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