Kent State Together
Honoring Dr. King through Virtual Volunteering and Commemorative Events
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. noted that "Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve." While we continue to navigate the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in the cancellation of the in-person elements of our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we also maintain our commitment to commemorating Dr. King by providing opportunities to reflect on his work and message and make a difference, all while staying safe and healthy.
Community Engaged Learning is revamping "Kent State Together," our collection of virtual volunteering opportunities launched in the early days of the pandemic, to provide a reflection on Dr. King's work from spoken word artist and KSU alumnus Calil Cage (Just. C.O.S.) and a list of engagement opportunities connected to Martin Luther King Day and aligning with Dr. King's vision of the Beloved Community.
Just C.O.S.'s message below -- "Monarch" -- asks us to "choose to unleash one another in the light of service" as he reflects on the similarities between monarch butterflies and what humanity ought to be. We have also assembled a collection of local and regional virtual and in-person volunteer opportunities, while also including information regarding a variety of commemorative events in our local community. No general registration is required to participate, though participation in particular projects or events may require submitting a form or sending an email. Simply click on a project/event or two (or five!) and follow the instructions provided.
Do you know of a great opportunity to help that does not appear below but should? Please let us know!
Important note: Unless specifically noted, the opportunities listed below are not programs of Community Engaged Learning or Kent State University, and no vetting has been done in any way.
A Reflection for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: "Monarch," by Just C.O.S.
Local Events/Programs Commemorating Dr. King:
In-Person Volunteering Opportunities
Who should I contact if I have a question?
For the most part, each of the projects and events has its own contact person. You can find this in the project details by clicking on the project or event title and reviewing the additional information that appears.
If you have questions about the website and collection of opportunities, please contact Community Engaged Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.