ICE involves students in MLK Day
Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:01
The UTM Institute for Civic Engagement (ICE) invites UTM students, staff, faculty, administrators and members of the Martin community to participate in an experiential project in honor of the national Martin Luther King Day Jr. of Service on Jan. 21.
In addition to spending time volunteering on or around Martin Luther King Jr. Day, participants are asked to spend no more than $4 per day (the average food stamp budget) for food, as many days before and after Martin Luther King Jr. Day as they can or would like to, said Dr. Mike McCullough, director of ICE.
Individuals are then encouraged to join a conversation on their experience at noon on Jan. 23 in Room 125 of the Skyhawk Dining Room. The discussion will be part of the weekly Times Talk meeting.
“We will be suggesting that they write a poem or essay and read it at the Times Talk, especially pertaining to eating on the equivalent of food stamps, or $4 per day,” McCullough said. “The idea is to try to empathize with those who are struggling financially at a time when over 45 million people in the U.S. get food stamps.”
For more information on the project, contact McCullough at 731-881- 3325 or utmartinice@utm. edu.