FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Interfaith Youth Service
Nearly 150 Chicago students to participate in service activities
Nearly 150 religiously diverse youth from across Chicago along with 50 area college students will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a service day hosted by Loyola University Chicago. The event is co-sponsored by Loyola and Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based international nonprofit organization that brings together youth from different faith communities to engage in social action projects. Participants will take part in interfaith dialogue and service projects that focus on Chicago’s refugee and immigrant populations. The celebration marks the launch of a Chicago Season of Interfaith Youth Service leading up to a National Day of Interfaith Youth Service on April 25, 2004.
Eboo Patel, Executive Director, Interfaith Youth Core
Kevin Coval, renowned poet, emcee, essayist, activist and educator
Rami Nashashibi, Inner-City Muslim Action Network
150 interfaith youth leaders from Chicago’s Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Bahai, and Sikh communities
Monday, Jan. 19
1:30-2:15 p.m., Opening Program
2:15-4:30 p.m., Projects and Dialogue
5:30-6:30 p.m., Interfaith Dinner and Discussion for College Students
Mundelein Center Auditorium, Room 204, 6525 N. Sheridan Road, Loyola University Chicago.
For more information, contact John Falcone, chaplain and retreats coordinator, University Ministry, at 773.508.2203.