VERMILLION, S.D. -- Students at the University of South Dakota will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Day of Service, and a keynote address from eco-chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry.
Students, faculty and staff from USD will join the Vermillion community on Monday, Jan. 16 for the Day of Service. All volunteers will meet at noon at the ballroom of the Muenster University Center for orientation (register online at http://tinyurl.com/USDMLK to volunteer) followed by an afternoon of community service projects. The Day of Service concludes with a Hunger Banquet at 5:30 p.m. at the MUC ballroom.
At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, Terry will address campus with “Food Justice: At the Intersection of Food, Politics, Poverty, Public Health and the Environment” at the MUC ballroom. In addition to being an eco-chef and food justice activist, Terry is the author of the critically-acclaimed book, “Vegan Soul Kitchen (VSK): Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine.” For a decade, he has worked to build a more just and sustainable food system, and has used cooking as a tool to illuminate the intersections between poverty, structural racism and food insecurity. A photo of Terry is available at www.usd.edu/press/news/images/releases/Bryant_Terry.jpg.
The fourth annual Vermillion Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is sponsored by the USD Center for Academic Engagement, the USD Provost & Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Michigan and Wisconsin Campus Compacts, and the Federal Corporation for National & Community Service. For more information, please go to www.usd.edu/academics/center-for-academic-engagement/service-learning/national-days-of-service.cfm or contact the Center for Academic Engagement at (605) 677-6338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.