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2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service

In commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, people across the nation are called upon to perform community service. Honoring this tradition, UW Tacoma offers several opportunities for community members to engage in a service activity this month. Volunteers have a choice of activities and days.

The activities include the following:

  • Thursday, January 14, 2010
    Words of Dr. King: Readings from Dr. King’s sermons and letters by members of the Black Student Union at UW Tacoma from 12 to 1 p.m. Volunteer to read!
    Philip Hall, Jane Thompson Russell Commons
  • Sunday, January 17, 2010
    Redeeming the Prophetic Vision: A Dynamic InterFaith Service highlighting Dr. Martin Luther King’s radical, progressive, prophetic vision of peace, social justice, and equal opportunity for all. Includes blessings, music, spoken word, and dance. Volunteers will help set up, decorate, and clean up for the event between 1:30 and 6:30 p.m.
    Urban Grace Church, 902 Market Street, Tacoma
  • Monday, January 18, 2010
    Unity Breakfast: Tacoma Campus program honoring the legacy of Dr. King; features keynote speaker, musical and spoken word performances, and full breakfast prior to the Tacoma Dome celebration. Volunteers needed to staff registration and information tables, greet guests and distribute programs, and for post-program clean-up, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    Philip Hall
  • Monday, January 18, 2010
    22nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Organized by the City of Tacoma Human Rights and Human Services. Volunteers needed to assist with the UW Tacoma exhibition table (10 – 10:30 a.m.) and collect surveys at the end of the event (12 – 1:15 p.m.).
    Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2010
    12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
    Paint for Change – Help create artistic expressions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to be displayed on campus. This event is sponsored by the UWT Student Involvement Office.
    Philip Hall, Jane Thompson Russell Commons
  • Thursday, January 21, 2010
    12 to 1 p.m.
    Community Policing empowers traditionally oppressed communities and communities that have negative histories or relations with police officials. It serves to reconcile misconceptions and myths as to who are responsible for localized criminal behavior and safety. The goal for this program is for participants to leave with a better understanding of Community Oriented Policing and have personally committed to some kind of neighborhood/campus/community safety activity in an effort to become more civically engaged within one's personally defined community.
    Location to be announced
  • Wednesday, January 27, 2010
    Red Cross Blood Mobile: Learn about the uses of donated blood and donate blood! 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers needed to create the educational components and assist Blood Mobile staff.
    Outside of Philip Hall
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