January 03, 2018
LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College will assist in hosting community activities to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. and Idaho Human Rights Day on Monday, Jan. 15.
Those interested in joining LCSC faculty, staff, and students in volunteering for a variety of service projects are encouraged to sign up on Jan. 15 at the Lewiston YWCA, located at 300 Main Street. Registration begins at 2 p.m., with volunteer projects running until about 4:30 p.m. There are more than 100 volunteer openings for the projects listed below. Last year, over 150 individuals took part.
Following the project work, the YWCA will host an informal reception with refreshments at 5 p.m., followed by an LCSC student panel discussing human rights.
Festivities continue with a candlelight walk from the YWCA to the LCSC Center for Arts & History, located at 415 Main Street, at 6 p.m. At the Center, the LCSC Choir and the Palouse Choral Society Chamber Choir will perform spirituals, gospel, and civil/human rights pieces, starting at 6:30 p.m. Former Lewiston City Council member and LC graduate Jesse Maldonado will serve as emcee, and LCSC President J. Anthony (Tony) Fernandez, along with Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee chairwoman Mary Jane Miles, will give welcomes.
The Martin Luther King Jr. and Idaho Human Rights Day Planning Committee, a group composed of LCSC personnel and community members, helps coordinate the events during the day.
The volunteer projects on Jan. 15 include:
For more information on the day, contact Chelsea Weeks, LCSC AmeriCorps VISTA, at 208-792-2668 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.