Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service Weekend!
On Sunday January 20th, RVo held a dinner and a movie at the Ringling College campus that was free for anyone to attend. The movie shown was When the Levees Broke, a Spike Lee film. This is a documentary about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on low-income neighborhoods in New Orleans. After the film, the attendees discussed community and national issues that may have affected the situation in New Orleans during and after disaster struck. These critical issues were discussed by the attendees, led by guest speaker Dr. John Walker, Jr., our Campus Minister. Following the talk everyone was given a T-shirt made by a student-led group called Relief Prints.
On Monday January 21st, RVO held another event to show respect the late Dr. King by hosting a volunteer event on campus. The task was to paint ceiling tiles for a local hospital’s cancer center. The vibrate tiles will be used to give patients something to look at while going through the long, draining process of treatment. This event was a hit and allowed students of this college to not only show of their skills and do what they love but to help bring light those who need it.
This is just a snip it of what this volunteer groups does. For more information on upcoming events contact Heather Kushner at firstname.lastname@example.org or keep a look out on their blog.
-Randi Etienne, RVo, Senior Advertising Design