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)
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 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.
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
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ACT Service Chair
ACT Service Lead
ACT Service Lead
ACT Program Coordinator (ACT Advisor)
Our Past 2014-2018 Service Sites & Civic Events: