MLK Programming

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr., 2016




 Honoring MLK 2016

Sharing in Love and Service


MLK Day of Service was made a federal holiday in 1983, encouraging individuals to take “a day on, not a day off.” Dr. King had a vision of equality for all through non-violent direct action to strengthen communities and to once and for all end racial segregation. As an activist, Dr. King had a dream to make justice a reality.

Achieving Community Transformation (ACT) under the Office of Community-Based Learning and Research and the UWB and Cascadia MLK Planning Committee have worked together to plan this year’s Honoring MLK! In previous years A.C.T. has organized MLK Day of Service, but this year we have decided to change the programming to over a span of 2 weeks (January 11th-22nd, 2016), and are moving away from the “day of service” model. Cascadia College and UWB students, staff and faculty will be able to come together throughout several events to participate in service projects, workshops, dialogue & a march/rally.

Please join us January 12th-22nd as we honor Dr. King’s legacy and his compassion for helping others.

Check out our Honoring MLK 2016 Facebook page HERE!


List of 2016 MLK Events:


Tuesday January 12th
Kickoff Event-keynote speaker Rashad Norris
Moment vs Moment; Why We Can’t Wait
ARC Top Floor
Description: Rashad Norris is a community activist who works as the Director of Community Engagement at Highline Community College. In Rashad’s presentation he will focus on the words of Dr. King and link them to current events to highlight the importance of his boldness, outright anger, and frustration over the progression of equity in our society as it relates to African Americans.    

Wednesday January 13th
Service project: Kayaking Clean Up with Puget Sound Keeper Alliance
No transportation provided meet at Northwest Outdoor Center (NWOC) - 2100 Westlake Ave N #1, Seattle, WA 98109.
Description: With this service project you will be picking up litter around and on Lake Union. You will also learn how service is a part of Dr. King’s philosophy.
 Equipment: All equipment is provided (boats,  paddles, PFDs, spray skirts and equipment for cleaning up  trash). Everyone will be outfitted in a double kayak.Participants must dress for the weather and expect to get a  little wet. Bags can be stored in the NWOC office. A safety overview will be delivered before  heading out. NO food provided, bring snacks and water.
Waivers: Everyone will sign a PSA waiver and a NWOC waiver. Participants under 18 will need a guardian to  sign BOTH waivers on their behalf. This can be done in  advance or the day of.

Friday January 15th
UW Bothell Funder’s Panel
Description: Have you ever wondered why donors give back to the community? The Student Philanthropy Education Program (SPEP) invites you to converse with a panel of philanthropists from different industries who will share; why they give back, how they make decisions about giving, and what philanthropy means to them.
Saturday January 16th
Service Project: Threads & Treads
Canyon Park Junior High School
Limited transportation is provided, meet at the W on the UWB campus at 8:30am Please contact for more information
Description: Come volunteer at the local Threads and Treads which is a service made possible by community partnerships of Northshore Community Schools coordinatored by Northshore School District. This service provides low income families with free clothing. For this service project you will be sorting clothes and organizing them in the store. You will also learn about how this service project relates to Dr. Kings philosophy of service.

Monday January 18th
Annual March and Rally in Seattle
Events will start at Garfield High School
Description: The 34th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will have workshops, as well as a Rally and March. The celebration theme of 2016 is “we have the power to make change” and will take place starting at Garfield High School.  Workshops are from 9:30-10:50am, 11:00 am-12:15 pm is the Rally and 12:30pm is the March to Jackson Federal Building.

Tuesday January 19th
Within Reach-Gaining Access to Public Services
Presentation led by Within Reach 11am-12pm ARC 202
Tabling 12pm-2pm ARC first floor
Description: Don’t miss an opportunity to learn more about food access, health care access & child development from the organization Within Reach. Within Reach is a non-profit that works to make connections to foster healthier families and healthier communities! Come learn valuable information, and meet members of ACT, HEROs and staff at Within Reach!

Thursday January 21st
Dinner N’ Dialogue
Workshop Hosted by BSU
Location: TBA

Friday January 22nd
Black Lives Matter All Day-Teach In
UW Seattle Ethnic Cultural Center

Photo campaign-I have a dream:
Description: Take a photo of yourself with your dream on a piece of paper/white board. Post your photos to using hashtag #dreambiglovehard or stop by food for thought and check out the I have a dream photo booth from 12pm-2pm January 12th -22nd.


What is the MLK Day of Service?

In 1983, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday became a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off." The MLK Day of Service encourages individuals from all backgrounds to work together to provide solutions to national problems. The MLK Day of Service “empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community’” (from

Sponsored by Achieving Community Transformation (ACT), Office of Community-Based Learning & Research, UW Bothell Student Activities and Engagement, ASUWB, Cascadia Student Government, Cascadia Community College Student Life, .

Learning Outcomes

After participating in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, volunteers will be able to:

Civic Engagement & Responsibility

  • Engage actively and thoughtfully in programs to support community, social, economic, and educational development.
  • Encourage and promote community building.
  • Work with a diverse range of people in a variety of situations.
  • Articulate the role of civic engagement in relation to civil rights & work of Dr. King.

Leadership Development

  • Articulate and reflect on individual role and responsibilities as a service participant.
  • Generate and assess goals for service .
  • Evaluate and provide critical analysis of individual participation and personal effectiveness.

Communication & Collaboration

  • Speak in clear, direct, and constructive manner.
  • Work effectively with others to accomplish group goals related to specific  service project.

Personal Development & Evaluation

  • Articulate and reflect on personal skills/abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.
  • Balance commitments and assess time management skills.
  • Reflect and articulate on how personal experience influence decision-making.
  • Reflect on and provide analysis of personal development and learning.
  • Reflect on personal contribution of your volunteer opportunity to social justice. 
  • Identify possible involvement or career opportunities.

Planning Committee Contacts

Sukhaman Kaur
ACT Service Lead

Gerald MacKenzie
ACT Service Lead 

Neha Chhabra
ACT Service Lead 

Shauniece Drayton
Civic Engagment Coordinator-ACT Advisor

Missy Dominguez
Program Manager for Student Engagement & Activities

Our Past 2014-2015 Service Sites:

  • 21 Acres
  • UWB/CC Wetlands
  • ASUWB Neighborhood Litter Clean-Up
  • Northshore Senior Center
  • Riverside East Retirement Home
  • Miracle League
  • Threads & Treads
  • Advocacy/Community Organizing Workshop
  • Where and How to Give Back Workshop
  • Letters to our Military
  • Homeward Pet Adoption Center
  • Northshore YMCA