Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy with week of events

Saint Xavier University will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week from Tues., Jan. 22 to Fri., Jan. 25. Through this week of events, SXU community members will be called upon to reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his teachings on the interrelated structure of society.


Tues., Jan. 22

Celebrate MLK Jr.

Noon to 1 p.m., SXU Diner

Stop by the SXU Diner to share what matters to you! Write what you care about for all to see and enjoy a complimentary T-shirt in celebration of Dr. King and his call to advocate for what matters to us most.


Wed., Jan. 23

Year of Service Panel

5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Butler Reception Room

Former participants of yearlong service programs will speak about their experiences and opportunities to serve. Hear about organizations such as the Mercy Volunteer Corps, City Year, the Lasallian Volunteers and the Franciscan Outreach Volunteers. This is a great opportunity to find out if a year of service is right for you.


Thurs., Jan. 24

Screening of “The Interrupters”

5 to 7 p.m., Butler Reception Room

With Chicago as the backdrop of this award-winning documentary, “The Interrupters” explores violence in America. It examines an innovative program in which former gang members disrupt potentially violent situations as they happen and stop them from escalating. Come enjoy snacks and watch this moving film.


Fri., Jan. 25

Community Service Project

2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Su Casa Catholic Worker House

Students are invited to participate in a community service project working with homeless families at the Su Casa Catholic Worker House.  Transportation will be provided, and those interested can sign up at the Department of Campus Life (L-103) or by emailing Sara Mehta at sgibbs@sxu.edu no later than Wed., Jan 23.


MLK Week is sponsored by the Department of Campus Life, Division of Student Affairs, Title III Community-Based Learning, the Student Nurses’ Association and Service Club. For more information, please contact the Department of Campus Life at (773) 341-5060.