collaboration of student groups at The University of Southern Mississippi
will celebrate the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
with a day of community service.
of the Southern Miss AmeriCorp Campus Link, along with the Southern
Miss chapters of the NAACP and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, will
volunteer with six agencies in the Hattiesburg area on Jan. 19 in
honor of King.
will include an essay contest focusing on Dr. King's dedication
to equality. Essay participants will include local schoolchildren,
who will read their essays at 6 p.m. that evening at Hattiesburg's
historic Saenger Theater. Student volunteers from Southern Miss
are also heading up a children's book drive as part of the event.
a Campus Link team member and a Lucky Day scholar at Southern Miss,
said community service is a great way to honor Dr. King's message
of peace and unity among all people.
of this program is to raise awareness, to entertain, and to recognize
the works of
a great man and everyone who helped him in his endeavors,"
said Sorrell, a sophomore journalism major from Hattiesburg.
these service projects, we will celebrate Dr. King's legacy by working
together to improve our community," said Hunter Phillips, assistant
director of the Southern Miss Office of Community Service Learning.
For more information
on these events, contact the Southern Miss Office of Community Service
Learning at (601) 266-5074.