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Published: January 18, 2022

UT Will Host Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 22

The University of Tampa students, faculty and staff will honor the legacy of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service to help the Tampa Bay community on Saturday, Jan. 22.

Students volunteering at a community garden.“By participating in this event, the PEACE Volunteer Center and UT will strive to carry on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of inspiring communities to be aware of social issues affecting those around them and educating participants on how to get involved in their community,” said Cassidy Kramer ’24, community outreach student director for PEACE.

“The PEACE Volunteer Center’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Service Saturday allows students and staff to join together and participate in a day of activism and education,” said Cassidy Kramer ’24, community outreach student director for PEACE. “By participating in this event, the PEACE Volunteer Center and UT will strive to carry on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of inspiring communities to be aware of social issues affecting those around them and educating participants on how to get involved in their community.”

Participants will volunteer at two area nonprofits:

  • The Spring
    211 N. Willow Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
    (813) 247-7233
  • Tampa Heights Community Garden
    605 E. Frances Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
    (813) 225-1341

The event begins at 9 a.m. with remarks from Thomas Witherspoon, chief diversity officer, in the Trustees Boardroom on the 9 th floor of the Vaughn Center on campus. Masks will be required at all indoor locations and optional for outdoors. Students can register in advance through the EngageUT app or website. Faculty and staff can register by contacting peacecommunity@ut.edu. A school bus will transport volunteers to and from the Tampa Heights Community Garden, while The Spring is within walking distance from the UT campus.

For more information, email  peacecommunity@ut.edu or call (813) 253-6263.


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