MLK Days of Service 2020. Photo by Alonso Nichols for Tufts University
The 2022 Day of Community Action
“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. in Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story Chapter XI: Where Do We Go From Here?
We are looking for leaders to guide our group through the service activities and facilitate our group reflections. Serving as a group leader involves the following:
Welcoming other students and helping orient the Day’s activities,
Leading students in-service day activities, and
Facilitating moments of reflection before, during, and after the service.
Group leaders will be supporting a service-learning program that commemorates Dr. King’s vision of a compassionate and person-oriented society. A brief orientation and facilitation resources will be provided to all leaders from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on that day; lunch will be provided for all group leaders. For questions, please contact University Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger.
The annual event is intended to give students an opportunity to promote a sense of belonging and connection with other Tufts community members, critically engage with MLK’s vision of a “revolution of values” towards a “person-oriented society, explore personal values in connection to living in community at Tufts and in our local communities, and create space and a model for building thoughtful connections with Boston-area community members. The program challenges participants to consider, "How do you put your values into action?" In past events, students have participated in on-site service on MLK Day, in partnership with local organizations. You can read more about past programs by following the links below.