Widener Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
The Widener University community celebrated and continued the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 20 with community service and commemorative events. Events included:
Physical therapy and occupational therapy students hosted a Mobility Clinic at 12 community partner sites in Chester. The students provided health and equipment checks, including blood pressure screenings and device cleanings for wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, crutches, and canes.
Hoops from the Heart
The men's and women's basketball teams hosted the 19th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day "Hoops from the Heart" youth basketball clinic in the Schwartz Athletic Center. Proceeds from the clinic benefited the Community Action Agency of Delaware County, a non-profit agency that provides services to families and individuals in Delaware County.
Common Ground Conversation
President Julie E. Wollman and Chief Diversity Officer Micki Davis led students and faculty in a Common Ground conversation. They discussed how to follow Dr. King's model when disagreement arises, and how to express differences and challenge injustice in respectful but powerful ways.
Designing University Way
Student volunteers helped design University Way and Historically Black Colleges and Universities Boulevard, two university-themed hallways to further inspire and promote a college-going culture for Widener Partnership Charter School's students.
Engaged in Chester
Students, faculty and staff participated in the Chester door-to-door distribution of reusable shopping bags aimed at reducing single-use plastic. They also helped with various service projects at the MJ Freed Theatre and watched a theatrical reading and presentation called "Reclaiming Chester's King."
MLK Day Fair
Multicultural Student Affairs hosted a MLK Day Fair in University Center that featured student performances, reflections, and interactive displays about the life of Dr. King.