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Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Day

Each January the Bodwell Center joins the University, along with community partners, in creating memorial activities/events in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.

The University of Maine Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism, the Office of Multicultural Programs, and UMaine Athletics will host the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event January 16th from 12:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. at the Old Town/Orono YMCA.  Students in grades 3-5 and their parents are invited to attend this free event. The children will participate in a variety of activities about diversity and the life and ideas of Martin Luther King Jr. UMaine Athletes, students and community members will lead children through activities, which include a craft project, henna tattoo activity, interactive Native American storytelling led by UMaine professor John Bear Mitchell, group discussions lead by UMaine students, and team building activities. All children involved will receive a free T-shirt.

Volunteers are needed from 11:00-4:00 on the 16th.  Please contact the Bodwell Center if you are interested in volunteer for this event (581-1796).

Registration form is available here: MLK Registration Form.  Please bring a completed form to the event on January 16.

For more information or to reserve a space for your child, contact Meagan McCready or Samantha Kane at the Bodwell Center by phone at 581-1796 or email at or

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