Adams State plans MLK Day events
ADAMS State University students will commit to A Day of Service in Alamosa and around the San Luis Valley as part of the university’s reflections for Martin Luther King Day.
Martin Luther King Day is observed this year on Monday, Jan. 16. Adams State has a weeklong series of events tied to honoring the legacy of the slain 1960s civil rights leader, with this year’s activities centered on the theme “Choose Love Over Hate.”
The topic relates to Dr. Martin Luther King’s first collection of published sermons, “The Strength to Love.” According to King, love requires strength in the pursuit of justice and equity. He insisted that “darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Adams State’s MLK Events
- MLK in an Age of Culture Wars
Ed Crowther, Ph.D., emeritus professor of history
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m.
McDaniel Hall 101
Light refreshments will be served.
- Difficult Love: The Nitty Gritty of Intersectional Work
Reverend Amber Mitts, First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, Jan. 18, noon
Student Union Building Banquet Room
- Vaccination drive
Thursday, Jan.19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
CDHPE Mobile Vaccination Unit
Richardson Hall Parking Lot
$50 gift cards provided to the first 40 people who receive a COVID-19 vaccine
- Donation Drive for SLV Native American Center
Thursday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Drop off at CASA Center, located on northwest end of Nielsen Library parking lot
New Items Needed: a portable outdoor sound system; storage tubs; art supplies including paint, posters, crayons, markers, glue, glitter etc.
- Donation Drive for La Puente Home, Inc.
Friday, Jan. 20, 1-5 p.m.
Drop off at McDaniel Hall 382
New Items Needed: winter gloves, canned goods, canned veggies, deodorant, disposable razors, individually wrapped toothbrushes, underwear, and sweatpants.
- A Day of Service
Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m.-noon
To participate: email Heidi Schneider, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology, at email@example.com to sign up. More information will be sent to those who sign up for the Day of Service.