MLK Day of Service at Finlandia University is a day to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. through community service and volunteering. This year, out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, MLK Day activities originally scheduled for Monday, Jan. 17 have been postponed. Martin Luther King Day will still be a day of observance and classes will be suspended for the day.
Before the announcement, Finlandia Fridays met with Assistant Professor of Management and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee member Beth Agen to talk about the important work that went into planning MLK Day. While group and community volunteer activities have now been postponed, students are encouraged to perform acts of kindness where safe and responsible, and share those acts of kindness with us on social media.
In this week’s episode, Agen talks about her role with Finlandia’s International School of Business as an assistant professor of management along with the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee’s close work with the community.
“Every organization is so excited and like the first thing that they say is, ‘Oh you’re coming back for MLK Day!'” Agen said. ” It certainly is a breath of fresh air for these organizations to have the energy and enthusiasm of the Finlandia students out there. It also gives the Finlandia students an opportunity to know a little bit more about the community where Finlandia sits.”Beth Agen, Community Service, covid-19, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Equity, Equity and Diversity Committee, Finlandia Fridays, Finlandia Podcast Network, MLK Day, MLK Day of Service, Volunteer Opportunities, Volunteering