Published on January 3rd, 2018 | by University Communications


University Campus hosting two events to honor MLK

University Campus will celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. at two events this year. The university will host A Day On, Not Off, a spoken word event featuring Oveous, who has earned standing ovations on HBO shows and late night TV. He has won multiple times on “Showtime at the Apollo,” and is a three-time national poetry contest finalist.

Oveous was able to turn his brother’s suicide into a global mission for mental healing and providing an uplifting message for all people through his spoken word performances.

Saint Leo’s event will be 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 16, in the Student Community Center boardrooms. Oveous “will touch on topics related to Dr. King such as the civil rights movement, poverty, hunger, and homelessness,” said Krystal Sanchez, assistant director of Greek Life & Community Engagement.

A candlelight vigil, hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, will follow the performance.

In addition, Saint Leo’s Office of Student Activities is partnering with Feeding Children Everywhere on January 12, to serve 70,000 meals to the Tampa Bay community to help eradicate hunger and poverty, in memory of King.

Student volunteers will work 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, January 12, in the boardrooms, scooping and pouring lentils, white rice, dehydrated vegetables, and pink Himalayan salt to form jambalaya mixes.

Want to sign up? Click here.

For more information, contact Krystal Sanchez at


The views expressed during this event are those of the speaker/presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the university.

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