Walk the Talk
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on January 19, 2009, the Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance is sponsoring Walk the Talk, an annual weeklong celebration that began 14 years ago when the first Day of Service was organized.
And this year the tradition continues.
Walk the Talk is providing opportunities for the community to connect, relate, and engage in King’s vision. All members of the community, including Purdue University faculty, staff, and students, are invited to reflect on King’s vision and walk the talk by participating in one or all of this year’s events:
- Attend University Celebration, with keynote address by Steve Curwood, executive producer and host of NPR’s Living On Earth.
- View Environmental Racism, video footage from over 20 sources focusing on educating and organizing disadvantaged communities to act on environmental issues and conditions affecting them. Presented by the Diversity Resource Office.
- Volunteer for Day of Service at community agencies that work with animals, children, senior citizens, healthcare, and the homeless. Lunch will be provided to show our appreciation.
- Donate a nonfood item to area service agencies through Boilers Care-and-Share — even the smallest donation makes a difference.
For more information about Walk the Talk, contact the Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance at (765) 494-5830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk the Talk events are sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, Diversity Resource Office, Black Cultural Center, African American Studies and Research Center, Office of the Vice President for Housing and Food Services, Latino Cultural Center, Native American Educational and Cultural Center, and the Boiler Volunteer Network.