Drew Celebrates The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Monday January 18, 2021, Drew came together as a community to celebrate and honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read the full story HERE. Drew’s Rachel Sawyer oversaw the day’s events and activities, hosting both the Diversity and Anti-Racism Training event in the morning for First Years, and the evening event featuring a keynote and discussion with Clara Ester, a personal friend of Dr. King, and with him at the moment of his assassination. Virtual and on-campus service projects were organized by the Center for Civic Engagement and Drew’s AmeriCorps ChangeBuilder Coordinator, C’20 alum Gionna Del Purgatorio.  The day merged seamlessly with the continued and expanded FY Orientation led by StuAct’s leader Megan McHugh and brought together all three schools in a University-wide celebration and remembrance of Dr. King.  Link HERE for details about the full day’s events; and don’t miss the Drew Archives & Special Collections remembrance of Dr. King’s speech on our Drew campus in 1964.

Posted by Amy Sugerman
Amy Sugerman Assistant Director, Center for Civic Engagement Amy Sugerman