Join Uniting America for our Martin Luther King Day of Service

January 16, 2013
Jason Pace

Martin Luther King devoted his life to the fight for social justice and human rights. To remember his legacy the Uniting America program wanted to have a day of service to not only celebreate his life but also reemphasize one of MLK's strongest convictions, that giving back through community service and engagement can make the world a better place.

On behalf of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and its Uniting America AmeriCorps program we are honored to invite you to the Martin Luther King Day of Service to commemorate the legacy of a great man who empowered individuals, strengthened communities and bridged barriers.

The mission of the Uniting America Americorps program is to build bridges between immigrants and their native born illinois neighbors through volunteerism, dialogue, and community service. This reflects the life mission of Martin Luther King who encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America, to make this country a better place to live - creating the beloved community

Uniting America AmeriCorps Fellows will join local high school students for a book binding workshop combined with round-table discussions on the importance of reflection in the context of MLK's writings. Students, alongside Uniting America Fellows, will have an opportunity to make journals from scratch that will be used to collect mementos from community service events across Illinois.

The event will take place at the North Branch Project studio in Albany Park (Lawrence and Central Park) on Monday, January 21st from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Everyone interested to attend should register with Uniting America Adenike Kadri at akadri@icirr.org by Friday, January 18th. Number of spots limited.

For more information on Uniting America please visit www.icirr.org/unitingamerica and North Branch Project please visit www.northbranchprojects.com .