Penn State Brandywine to Honor Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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MEDIA, PA — Penn State Brandywine’s Center for Ethics and Civic Engagement is presenting a week of programming that includes service, education and activism opportunities in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events will be offered both remotely and in person.

Community members are invited to join Penn State Brandywine students, faculty and staff on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for a morning of family-friendly service activities. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Jan. 17, in the campus Student Union, 25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media.

On Tuesday, Jan. 18, 6:30-8 p.m. via Zoom, attendees can explore how to become an agent for social change using the Social Change Wheel 2.0, a model from the University of Minnesota’s Campus Compact.

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On Tuesday, Jan. 20, 7-8 p.m., Penn State graduate Jacob Mejias will discuss his documentary about racial justice protests in Philadelphia in the summer of 2020. This event will be held in person at Brandywine and via Zoom.

On Friday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m., Brandywine will host a screening of “I Am Not Your Negro,” a 2016 documentary expanding the work of James Baldwin on the peril America faces from institutionalized racism.

A complete list of events, registration information and further details are available at engage.bw.psu.edu/mlk-day.

Officials state that all events are offered at no charge. Additionally, for in-person events, masks are required for all attendees.

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