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MLK Day of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/as94kHCBfPBHwM8r6

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Theme: Revisiting the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Speaking Truth to Power

Call to Community

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for an opportunity to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Dr. Tejai Beulah, Associate Professor of History, Ethics, and Black Church and African Diaspora Studies at Methodist Theological School in Ohio. Zoom link will be forwarded upon registration. Sponsored by the Haq Center. For more information contact: pope@hanover.edu.

Call to Action

11:00 am - 11:50 am

Small group discussion to reflect on Dr. Beulah's presentation on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Zoom link will be forwarded upon registration.

Black Alumni Student Roundtable

12 pm - 1:00 pm

Join fellow Black alumni and current students for a one-hour roundtable discussion. We have six alumni panelists who will talk about their career, what they do, and tell us their path. They will also discuss any obstacles that they faced while getting there. This session will be held virtually over Zoom. Registration is required and registrants will receive the Zoom link in their email and in advance of the event. To register, please visit: https://our.hanover.edu/roundtable2021. For more information contact: hughes@hanover.edu. Sponsored by the Alumni Relations Office.

White Accountability Group for Hanover College Community

12 pm - 1:30 pm

Are you interested in learning about opportunities for white people to advocate for racial justice?  Are you perhaps curious or confused, yet committed to learning about how to be more accountable to recognizing the culture of white supremacy?  If so, then join us for 4 consecutive Mondays at noon beginning January 18th for a white accountability and self-reflection group. Discussions will be guided by writings and podcasts of notable authors. Sessions build on each other so attendance at all four sessions will be encouraged. This will be a safe space to raise questions and share insights. Email lesaux@hanover.edu to register.  Zoom link and resource materials will be forwarded upon registration. Sponsored by Counseling Services.

New Haq Center Open House

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Brown Campus Center (Old Alumni Lounge)

We invite students, faculty, and staff to join us in introducing our new Haq Center location in the Campus Center. There will be Grab-and-Go treats for you to pick up and take with you on the go and everyone is invited to participate in the commemorative wall signing on this day. We are allowing a maximum of 10 people at a time to maintain social distancing and masks must be worn at all times while in the Center. We hope to see you there! For more information contact: pope@hanover.edu.

 Community Service Projects

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Put up "Hate Free Zone" signs around campus. Signs will be provided by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and will be available for pick-up in the new Haq Center located in the Campus Center. For more information contact: pope@hanover.edu.
  • Paint your own art canvas to address police brutality, social justice issues, or contribute multicultural art for display around campus. This activity will be located in the Withrow Activities Center (WAC) from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. All art materials will be suplied and masks and social distancing will be required. For more information contact: pope@hanover.edu.
  • Collect money to sponsor and support the membership of a local minority-owned business in the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce. A $252.00 membership gives minority business owners a seat at the table and the ability to receive similar benefits as larger, wealthier organizations in our area.
  • Make Caring Cards to brighten up someone's day and bring cheer to Covid-19 patients, senior citizens, and health care workers. This activity will be located in the Withrow Activities Center (WAC) from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. All art materials will be supplied and masks and social distancing will be required. For more information contact: pope@hanover.edu.
  • Download a letter writing toolkit online and take action to bring justice to a human rights violation by participating in Amnesty International Write for Rights. For more information, please visit: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/act30/2698/2020/en/
  • Collect money to support Looking Back Moving Forward. A non-profit organization created by Hanover College students to improve the quality of life for women, children, and families of Sierra Leone, West Africa. For more information, please email: pyles20@hanover.edu.
  • Become a PFLAG advocate. Download the "One Voice Can Change the World: The PFLAG National Policy Guide and Advocacy Toolkit" to find ways to support your local chapter of PFLAG. For more information go to: https://pflag.org/document/one-voice-can-change-world.
  • Come watch on Zoom the documentary, 'The Genesis of Exodus,' which follows asylum seekers to the U.S. from their homes in Central America, where they flee from political violence, domestic abuse, and gang dominance. We'll be reflecting on the documentary concluding our viewing. By listening to the stories of marginalized voices around the world, we can come to understand our common humanity, and learn to live in solidarity with those whose lives differ from our own. This activity will take place from 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm on January 18. Zoom link will be forwarded upon registration. Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain. For more information, contact: knott@hanover.edu
  • Organize a Women's Giving Circle: Giving circles are a way of organizing many people to give contributions to the same charitable causes. Where one person may not always see the impact of a single donation to a charity, the giving circle method can make a significant impact on a charity through multiple or sustained donations. All you need are members, a financial commitment and a worthy cause. If interested, go online to: https://createthegood.aarp.org/volunteer-guides/womens-giving-circle.html.
  • Shop smile.amazon.com and designate Big Oaks Conservation Society of Madison, IN. They will receive a portion of the revenue with each purchase! Or, shop using your Kroger rewards card anywhere in the Louisville area to help support BOCS! Just go to kroger.com to link your card to our account - LT056.
  • Volunteer with Oak Heritage Conservancy.
  • Do you want to help Oak Heritage grow? Our land trust is helping connect people to nature, protect natural areas, and restore habitat. The organization would love for you to help! Take a look at and sign-up for volunteering options online at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0pNNZVUerTG5IyQRbZuIm9wGJ1s3VnB6md21pKWk5JztyeQ/viewform
  • If you are interested in a Christian-based service project that is centered around Christian ministry and service, here is an exciting opportunity to make a difference. Nicolas Pettye ('21) is a graduating senior at ITC, pursuing dual Master's Degrees in Divinity and Liturgical Arts and Culture. Pettye has launched the #MakeSomeoneSmileChallenge Hashtag Campaign as a part of his senior research project. 2020 has been a challenge for us all, and as a Prophetic Problem Solver, Pettye aims to use his social media campaign to help "make SMILES go viral," bring joy to others, and celebrate our lives even in the midst of hardships. Pettye also released a single and a music video to popularize the challenge. Go to or visit, https://youtu.be/2lLd_5XS8bA to watch the video and join the #MakeSomeoneSmileChallenge campaign.
  • Do Your Own Project (DYO): Do you have an idea of your own that we have not thought about? Let us know what you are thinking about and we will do our best to support your project. Contact: pope@hanover.edu.


Virtual Black Alumni Reunion

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us virtually to celebrate Black excellence! The Black Alumni Reunion is the chance to reconnect with old friends, meet new faces, recall memories, and build our community. You will also hear from Alaxis Hopkins '19 who is the founder of the HC Black Student Union, and Alex Edison '22, current President of BSU. Then, join Morgan Rumple Whiting '13 as she leads us in a healing circle. Registration is required to attend. After registering, you will receive the Zoom link and password in a confirmation email. We can't wait to see you virtually on January 18! To register, please visit: https://our.hanover.edu/blackalumnireunion. For more information contact: hughes@hanover.edu. Sponsored by the Alumni Relations Office.

 At the Table with Dr. Martin Luther King

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

This is a one-hour dramatic presentation that uses live music, spoken word, and historical footage to bring to life a moment of crisis that King faced during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Join the screening and follow-up discussion with the producer. Sponsored by the Hanover Enrichment Series.

To view "At the Table with Dr. King"

URL: https://event.webinarjam.com/channel/MMHanoverCollege

Password: MMHanoverATT

Registration Link