Day of Service

Monday, Jan. 16

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service.

On Monday, we honored Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy of bringing about change through good works by engaging in a day of service helping our neighbors and community.

Beloved Community Dinner

Monday, Jan. 16

A Movement Like Kaepernick: How One Individual Can Spark Possibilities for Peace

As Bucknellians we are members of multiple communities. As such, we may engage in various and differing forms of activism. Where do you fall on the activism spectrum? As a community, how can we each do our part to advocate against violence, discrimination, and prejudice? And, how can we together create better and stronger relations for a more just and peaceful society?

Sharon Washington Risher

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Rev. Sharon Washington Risher's beloved mother, Mrs. Ethel Lee Lance, was killed along with eight others in the Charleston shooting, including two cousins and a childhood friend. Since that horrific tragedy, Sharon has been an advocate for reexamining the nation's gun laws and is one of the national spokespersons for the grassroots advocacy groups Everytown and Moms Demand Gun Sense.

Joseph Sebarenzi

Joseph SebarenziWednesday, Jan. 18

Joseph Sebarenzi lost his parents, seven siblings, and numerous other relatives in the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Years later, as a senior government official in a position to exact revenge, he instead pushed for peace and reconciliation.

Arun Gandhi

Arun GandhiThursday, Jan. 19

Gandhi. Few names in world history evoke such powerful images of integrity, courage, and — perhaps most of all — hope. Arun Gandhi has been a life-long advocate of the principles embodied by his grandfather, Mohandas K. Gandhi. Arun Gandhi founded the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence and the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute.

Interfaith Service for Peace and Justice

Sunday, Jan. 22

A service in Rooke Chapel that consisted of readings, reflections and music representing a variety of religious traditions, offered by a diverse array of Bucknell community members. This annual service seeks to highlight the religious and spiritual diversity on campus as well as the strong peace and justice emphasis present in those traditions.

Charitable Gift Drive

We gathered charitable gift donations like these during the week to support local agencies:

  • personal hygiene items - shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap bars
  • children's hats/mittens
  • school supplies/arts/crafts - colored paper, pencils, markers, child scissors, glue sticks
  • sports equipment - such as children's golf sets, balls, bats
  • boxed Cheerios cereal

Receiving agencies: Milton Developmental Services, Milton YMCA, Head Start Lewisburg, Kelly Elementary Snack Pack and Transitions