MLK Programming

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. image reads Honoring MLK 2018


Honoring Martin Luther King Jr., 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was made a federal holiday in 1983, encouraging individuals to take “a day on, not a day off.” MLK programming “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 corporation for national and community service). 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 UW Bothell and Cascadia MLK Planning Committee have worked together to plan this year’s Honoring MLK. We have moved away from the “day of service” and instead offer a series of events over the course of two weeks. UW Bothell and Cascadia College students, staff, and faculty will be able to engage in several events such as service projects, workshops, and an MLK carnival featuring Essam Muhammad spoken word artist.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Meetings & Events

MLK Committee Meeting #2
Date: Thursday Nov 15, 2018
Location: ARC 121 (Board Room)
Time: 11:30am-12:30pm 
Description: Join ACT for the second MLK committee meeting of the year to help plan the 2019 events. It’s a chance to share your ideas and perspectives to help shape Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. programming. Any UW Bothell or Cascadia student, staff or faculty is invited.


Thank You

Thank you to Cascadia Activities Board, Black Student Union, Associated Students of University of Washington Bothell, Student Activities and Fees, Diversity Center, Activism Through Learning, Canyon Park Middle School, and the Office of Community Based Learning and Research for their collaboration in making these events possible.

Learning Outcomes

After participating in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day civic engagement events, students will be able to:

  • Have a deep understanding into the life of MLK (Legacy, activism, resilience, empowerment, education etc.)
  • Acknowledge intolerance currently occurring with the political situation and ways our community can support each other.
  • Connect MLK’s legacy, and past actions to current events as well as educate students on MLK’s tactics and how they can be utilized today.

Planning Committee Contacts

Questions? Contact

Neha Chhabra
ACT Service Chair 

Yaqoob Zakaria
ACT Service Lead 

Rama Tadmori
ACT Service Lead

Shauniece Drayton
ACT Program Coordinator (ACT Advisor)

Our Past 2014-2018 Service Sites & Civic Events:

  • 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
  • Kayaking Clean Up with Puget Sound Keeper Alliance
  • Keynote Speaker: Rashad Norris
  • Photo Campaign: I have a dream 
  • Dinner N' Dialogue hosted by BSU
  • Within Reach Workshop: Gaining Access to Public Services
  • UW Bothell Funders Panel
  • Movie Showing and Discussion-Selma
  • MLK Keynote Speaker: Marissa Johnson
  • MLK Open Mic Night
  • Activisim Workshop 
  • MLK Open Mic Night
  • ASUWB Lobby Day
  • CAB Movie Night Hidden Figures
  • Represent Yourself Letter Writing Workshop
  • MLK Carnival Featuring Spoken Word Artist: Essam Muhammad

  • Diversity Center Movie Night: I am Not Your Negro