2022 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service Opportunities

Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 

When We All Vote Voter Registration Drive | Campus Center Main Lounge, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join the Career & Civic Engagement Center and our partner When We All Vote in honoring Dr. King’s commitment to civic engagement by registering to vote.  In the words of Dr. King regarding the imperative to participate in our democracy: “Each of us have a moral responsibility if we are of voting age and we are registered, to participate in that decision.”

We’ll be in the Campus Center Main Lounge on MLK Day (Monday, Jan. 17) from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. to help students register to vote.  Already registered?  Check in with us about the upcoming spring primary election.  It happens on May 17, so talk with us about preparing in advance and requesting a mail in ballot!

Donation Drive for Prevention Point Philadelphia

Prevention Point Philadelphia is a nonprofit public health organization providing harm reduction services to Philadelphia and the surrounding area—as well as a frequent community partner of the Career & Civic Engagement Center hosting volunteers, and undergraduate Praxis students, post-bac interns, and Social Work interns.

As a service project honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Career & Civic Engagement Center will be collecting the following items for Prevention Point clients:

  • Socks
  • Hand Warmers
  • Granola Bars

Please bring your donations on MLK Day and the week following (Monday, Jan. 17 – Friday, Jan. 21) to the collection box in the Campus Center.

Questions about either of these events?  Please contact Ellie Esmond (eesmond@brynmawr.edu) or Lisa Armstrong (ljarmstron@brynmawr.edu).

Educational and Community Resources

Will you be spending MLK Day of Service reading about Dr. King’s approach to community service and activism? Deepening your understanding of social justice theory? Reflecting with your favorite activist poetry? Consider buying your books at a local Black-owned bookstore: 

Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books | www.unclebobbies.com and bookshop.org/shop/unclebobbies  

“Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books is a coffee shop and bookstore located in the heart of the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Founded by Marc Lamont Hill in 2017, Uncle Bobbie’s was created to provide underserved communities with access to books and a space where everyone feels valued. In addition to our specially curated book selection, we also serve high quality coffee, food products, and other items like apparel and children’s games. We are also a community space that holds free author talks and dozens of other events included weekly story time for kids and back to school drives.” 

Harriett’s Bookshop | harriettsbookshop.com and bookshop.org/shop/harriettsbookshop 

“Named for historical heroine Harriet Tubman, our mission celebrates women authors, women artists, and women activists.”  Harriett’s Bookshop is located on Girard Avenue in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. 

Dr. King: In His Own Words

Spend time meditating on Dr. King’s many powerful messages by listening to recordings of his famous speeches: Five of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Most Memorable Speeches compiled by PBS. Or explore The King Papers, “a comprehensive collection of Dr. King’s most significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, published writings, and unpublished manuscripts” compiled by Stanford University at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute.   

Additional Resources 

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The Career & Civic Engagement Center

Phone: 610-526-5174