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MLK Day of Service: Publicly Engaged Scholarship

January 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

As part of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Martin Luther King Day of Service, Social Justice Matters, Inc. (SJM) invites the public to attend this special event. The library will be closed to normal business, and only open as the host site for the program.

SJM invites the public to join educational sociologist Dr. Timothy Eatman in a conversation about Publicly Engaged Scholarship. Dr. Eatman is a Professor and Dean of the Rutgers-Newark Honors Living Learning Community (HLLC). Discussion will focus on the role of the community in the education process, exploring how universities including Rutgers HLLC, support their communities through student engagement. Talk will touch on the transition from high school to college and the role that the community can play in that process.

This program will be preceded by MLK in Oslo: Drawing Inspiration from Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech. Doors open at 11:45 am. Attendees will view the 12-minute speech before breaking into small discussion groups, to be followed by one large group conversation. Refreshments will follow at 1:30.

To take part in either program, please register in advance at the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service website. People may also register the day of the event (Monday, January 15) during the 10 o’clock opening program at the Jewish Community Center in Scotch Plains.

Social Justice Matters, Inc. (SJM) is a local grassroots non-profit organization. SJM Members are committed to active inquiry into matters of race in our society, and to working towards an equitable community. SJM serves as a resource for community concerns, and facilitates truthful and meaningful discussions and action about race and related topics.


January 15, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Scotch Plains Public Library
1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States


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