Volunteers honor MLK Jr. and Jonathan Daniels on Day of Service

Eighty-five people, including Antioch University New England (AUNE) students and other Keene residents, turned out on January 17 for the second annual Day of Service. The volunteer event honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jonathan Daniels, a Keene seminarian and civil-rights activist killed in 1965 in Alabama.

It was organized by AUNE’s Support Group for Racial and Ethnic Diversity (SERD), along with Keene’s Martin Luther King/Jonathan Daniels Committee, Keene High School, Franklin Pierce University and the Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center.

Benefiting from the volunteers’ work were the Community Kitchen, the Keene Recreation Center, the Keene Public Library, the Monadnock Center For Violence Prevention, the Cleve Jones Wellness House, the Monadnock Early Learning Center, the Orchard School, The Samaritans Inc., the Cedar Crest Center for Children with Disabilities and the Cheshire Medical Center.

SERD, an arm of AUNE’s Multicultural Center for Research and Practice, received a $500 grant from Campus Compact of New Hampshire for the 2011 MLK/JD Day of Service.

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