Published on December 21st, 2016 | by University Communications


MLK Jr. Day activities to include special speaker, children’s fair

The Saint Leo community is invited to a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day/Community Service Day on Monday, January 16, at University Campus.

The day’s celebration will begin with a children’s fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Student Activities Green between Kirk Hall and the Student Activities Building. Saint Leo’s student organizations will host fun activities and help educate children about the message of Martin Luther King Jr. In the spirit of giving back to the community, the event is free and will feature arts and crafts; inflatables and bounce houses; carnival activities; and free food. Bring your children and invite your neighbors.

t-leon-williamsGuest speaker T. Leon Williams will present “The View from the Mountaintop: What Would Dr. King Say Today?” at 5 p.m. in the Student Community Center boardrooms.

Nearly 50 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the world continues to mourn the life and legacy of one of the most inspirational leaders in world history. In his presentation, Williams assumes the persona of King and reflects on the historical relevance of America’s progress.

The day will conclude with a candlelight vigil hosted by the Rho Xi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Community Center courtyard.

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering for the children’s fair, contact Thomas Martin, assistant director of Greek Life and Community Engagement, at or (352) 588-8266.

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