Widener Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Student looks at MLK Day poster

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:

Mobility Clinic

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.

Student reads blood pressure of woman

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.

Youth participate in a basketball clinic

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.

Common Ground Panel Discussion Constitution Center

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.

Students create college-themed signs for Widener Partnership Charter School

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."

Students participate in activities at MJ Freed Theater

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.

Students participate in the MLK Day Fair

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