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Berkeley College Memorializes Martin Luther King Jr.

Joshua Henry of Dumont works on a racecar blanket for Project Linus, a charity organization that distributes the blankets to critically ill children. Photo Credit: Berkeley College
Working on the basketball blanket are (left) Eneyda de Dios of Paterson, and Zoe Patterson of Elmwood Park. Photo Credit: Berkeley College

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. – As colleges across the country commemorate the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Berkeley College students, faculty and staff are celebrating King’s birthday and the impact of the slain civil rights leader on humanity with outreach projects, dialogue activities and special events through Friday, Jan. 22.

In New Jersey, Berkeley College Students in Paramus and Woodland Park made and donated blankets to Project Linus for children in distress resulting from serious illness or other trauma.

At Berkeley College in Woodbridge, a presentation titled “Non-Violence and the Buddhism Connection” will take place at the Student Center on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The program will attempt to explain King’s non-violence stance on civil disobedience and show similarities with various Buddhist philosophies.

The Berkeley College community in Clifton is collecting nonperishable food and baby items for women and children in need at the Oasis Women’s Shelter in Paterson.

The Berkeley College communities in Dover and Newark will provide their service to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside on Friday, Jan 22.

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