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Activities Set for MLK Day Celebration
Samson College Invites the entire USciences Community to a day of celebration and service in honor of MLK Day
Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Contact:  Office of the Dean of Students
Contact Email:  w.perry@usp.edu
Contact Phone:  215.596.7250

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

University of the Sciences will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 17, 2011, with a full slate of activities. The events are free and open to the entire University Community.

“Samson College of Health Sciences is honored and privileged to organize a day of celebration for Martin Luther King Day,” said Carlos E. Moreno, assistant professor of occupational therapy. “Our planning has developed beyond a celebration to include a day of service for our entire community.”

Take part in a day of remembrance for Dr. King and service to others less fortunate in our community.

Keynote Speaker, Panel Discussion
Gwendolyn A. Bailey, LSW
Executive Director, Youth Services, Inc.
ARC/Bobby Morgan Arena
9 to 11:30 a.m.

Gwen Bailey is a licensed social worker who has been serving the community in child welfare for 36 years; 22 of them as the executive director of Youth Services, Inc. She will be sharing her perspective on service from her years of experience. In 1964, Bailey had an opportunity to meet Rev. King (second from left in the photo).

Also, join an open panel discussion with our service partners regarding social issues, service and how as professionals, we are responsible to serve the community.

Viewing a film of the “I Have a Dream” speech with lunch
ARC/Bobby Morgan Arena
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Service Projects**
Samson College of Health Sciences
4500 Woodland, Rooms 133, 134, and 139
1 to 2:20 p.m.

Service Partners:

o        Assembling non-perishable food bags for homeless individuals served by Face to Face of Germantown www.facetofacegermantown.org

o        Assembling welcome packets for runaway and homeless teems served by Youth Services Inc. www.ysiphila.org

o        Assembling “shower” and “Med” packets for House of Grace (no website) who serves men who are homeless.

**Items Needed for Donation

  • Sample sized shampoo
  • Soap/Shower Gel
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrush
  • Mouthwash
  • Razor
  • Deodorant
  • Comb/brush
  • 500 mg Vitamin C tablets
  • Generic multivitamins with iron (One A Day)
  • Ibuprofen
  • Tylenol
  • Cough drops
  • Non-alcoholic cough syrup
  • Lip balm (chapstick)

To participate in this day of service and to indicate which portion of the day’s activities you will attend, including lunch, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (215) 596-7250 by January 12.

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