Otterbein Campus Events Planned to Honor the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted Jan 14, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Jan. 17, and Otterbein University is offering several opportunities to honor the legacy of the Civil Rights icon.

This year, Otterbein will not host its traditional MLK Convocation. Instead, the Office of Social Justice and Activism, along with other campus offices, will be hosting smaller events to celebrate the legacy of King. Below is a list of events.

National Day of Racial Healing: 3-5 p.m., Jan. 18, Library 126
The National Day of Racial Healing is a time to contemplate our shared values and create the blueprint together for #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. Launched on Jan. 17, 2017, it is an opportunity to bring all people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to create a more just and equitable world. Please RSVP online. A livestream link will be available after you RSVP.

MLK Social Justice Series: 4-5 p.m., Jan. 19, Feb. 2, Feb. 2, Towers Hall, room 110
Otterbein is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a three-part MLK Social Justice Series facilitated by local activist Noel Williams, a consultant for various companies regarding economic diversity and leadership and former Columbus NAACP president. Throughout the series, participants will learn about their strengths, how they can utilize them to better their communities, and develop an understanding of relational organizing for face-to-face meetings and contacts. It is encouraged to attend all three events, but not mandatory. These sessions are INST and FYE approved.

Pack the Mac and More: 2-7 p.m., Jan. 20, Campus Center
Join the Center for Community Engagement for their annual Pack the Mac and More service event. Support the Westerville Area Resource Ministry by packaging food kits for local children, design earrings for women recovering from cancer, make trail mix for the Promise House, and create laundry bags for Church of the Master. Sign-up for a time to volunteer online. This event is INST and FYE approved.

Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall, 4-5 p.m., Jan. 27, Roush Hall, room 114
Participants will explore the term intersectionality and how it is represented in various forms. We will work through scenarios that help us understand how to be inclusive decision makers and think about identities outside of our own. RSVP using the online form.