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NYU MLK Week: 50 Years Forward

In a speech Dr. Martin Luther King gave on NYU’s campus, he said…

“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.”

Fifty years later, we continue to find ourselves amidst a nation and a globe struggling between social and economic disparities. This week, the university celebrates Martin Luther King and his legacy in “50 Years Forward: The Cost of a Dream Deferred”.

NYU MLK Week is organized to help you get involved with social change and social justice. Here’s some ways you can make a difference.

Attend: A Conversation w/ Rev. Al Sharpton
February 7th 2013 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM | Kimmel Center – Eisner and Lubin Auditorium

Listen to the critical perspectives of several guests as they present their views and ideas and engage in dialogue surrounding the costs of failing to realize the dreams that Dr. King articulated fifty years ago.

RSVP here.

MLK Week of Service

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”

Volunteering your time is a great way to give back to the community and to advocate for social change. Each day this week there are different service opportunities you can participate. Click here to learn how you can get involved.

Leadership

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”

  • Government & NonProfit
    • Join the Government & Non-profit Career Fair
      Friday, February 22nd 2013 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Georgetown University
    • Give a Year, Change the World: Apply to City Year, Deadline Feb 15th.
    • Promote Peace and Friendship: Apply to the Peace Corp, Deadline Feb 28th
  • Public Service
    • Join the Women’s Foreign Policy Group Mentoring Fair
      Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM | Kimmel, 4th Floor
      Free for NYU Students. Limited spaces are available. RSVP required at www.wfpg.org on or after January 30, 2013

Resources

Get inspired and continue the dream for social justice with the help of these resources:

“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Forget getting moves like Jagger – Try creating a movement like Dr. King!

February 6 – 11, 2012 at NYU is “MLK Week.”  A lot of people have asked what’s the significance of this week and how does this apply to me?  On February 10, 1961, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech right here at NYU.  Dr. King’s speech entitled, “The Future of Integration,” advocated for civil rights and nonviolent protest for social change and in honor of that message, NYU has created a calendar of programs and events that highlight the speech.
Here at Wasserman we want you to explore ways that you can combine an interest in public service with your ultimate career goals.  Organizations like City Year, Peace CorpsGay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Brennan Center for Justice and many others provide you with an opportunity to work toward social change in local and global communities.  Pursuing a career that doesn’t have a social justice focus doesn’t mean you can’t have an impact on the world around you.  There are hundreds of volunteer opportunities at NYU that honor Dr. King’s mission of equality, it’s all a matter of finding the time and the right fit.

“EVERYBODY CAN BE GREAT, because everybody can serve.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.