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Mercyhurst, Bethesda Trinity Center celebrate MLK Day

Friday, January 8, 2016

The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. will be observed at Mercyhurst University Monday, Jan. 18, when the offices of Service Learning and Multicultural Student Services host youth from the Bethesda Trinity Center in a special program to remember MLK.

Approximately 25 Trinity Center youth will gather at noon in the Great Room of the Carolyn Herrmann Student Union, where they’ll break into age groups: the youngest will participate in an MLK  coloring contest, while the older children engage in a speech competition themed “I Have a Dream.” The youth will also make “Boo Boo Bunnies,” a craft item typically constructed of a wash rag and used as an ice pack for children with injuries. The bunnies will be distributed to children at the Shriner’s Hospital of Erie.

As part of these activities, the youth will also be treated to lunch and a video titled “MLK: A Man of Peace in a Time of War.”

Mercyhurst students and employees are welcome to stop by the union and join in the celebration.

Members of the Mercyhurst community who need transportation to and from the annual MLK March in downtown Erie should report to the union at 10:30 a.m.