Saturday, December 20, 2014

OU students plan Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities

By The Herald Staff | 1/17/2014

Ottawa University students are planning to set aside a day from their classroom work Monday to perform volunteer service work in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Students will gather at 9 a.m. Monday in Fredrickson Chapel on the OU campus, 1001 S. Cedar St., to listen to Katie Washington, a Civil Rights movement participant and owner of a mental health agency in Johnson County, before taking up their service projects throughout the community, according to a university news release. Washington, who serves as chair of the Overland Park Police Department’s Board Regarding Racial Profiling and Non-Biased Policing, has assisted in planning Johnson County Martin Luther King Jr. Day programs for many years, the release said. Washington will speak to OU students Monday about “Survival, Service and Success.”

Service projects to be performed Monday by Ottawa University students will assist such organizations as Prairie Paws Animal Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Hope House Community Food Bank, KVC Behavioral Health Care, ECKAN’s Good Neighbor Program, COF Training Services, Ottawa Main Street Association and others.

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