The University of Findlay will be celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with special entertainment and charitable events in honor of the late civil rights leader.
On Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium, Wilson Okello, a storytelling poet, TED Talk presenter and educator will be taking the stage.
Okello, a Youngstown, Ohio native, describes himself as a “student of poetry, believing in the power of creative expression to generate critical self-reflection, inspire confidence, and achieve agency.” His goal is to assist others “in the transformation of themselves and their communities.” He is an instructor, research associate and doctoral student in the Student Affairs and Higher Education program at Miami University and founder of the “Truth to Power Project.”
More information on Okello can be found at www.wilsonokello.com.
As part of UF’s “week of service,” a toiletry drive will be held in the Alumni Memorial Union Lounge from Jan. 19-22. Soap and shampoo may be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on those days, which will be distributed at the UF Mobile Food Pantry scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day events are sponsored by The University of Findlay Diversity Initiative and Buford Center for Diversity and Service. For more information, contact Eileen Rucki, Buford Center administrative assistant, at (419) 434-5911.