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Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

MLK Jr. Week


 2018 Theme: “Reclaiming Our Time”


From January 22nd to January 31st, 2019, Lewis & Clark College dedicates an entire week of service, learning, and action to commemorate the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights activists. We offer featured speakers, events, and opportunities for service. This year’s federal holiday is on Monday, January 21st and the College will be closed. 


Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

2019 Martin Luther King Lecture Featuring Justice Adrienne Nelson
Law School, Legal Research Center
*Free to Attend & Open to the Public


Friday, January 25th, 2019

The Message: Hip Hop Workshop
Trail Room
*Free to Attend & Open to the Public

The Message is a workshop facilitated by Zakiya Newman ’21. It explores the history of rap & hip hop through song lyrics.  


Saturday, January 26th, 2019

MLK Service Day
Agnes Flanagan Chapel
*Free to Attend

MLK Service Day honors Dr. King and other Civil Rights leaders through volunteer service and learning. Indoor and outdoor projects are available with community partners in Portland. Meet at 12:00pm in Agnes Flanagan Chapel and transportation is provided to each service site. Register here!


Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Blood Drive and Brother Outsider Screening with Student Leadership & Service
9:00am - 3:00pm
*Free to Attend; Register here

Join the Student Leadership & Service Office for our spring term blood drive! We will be partnering with BloodWorks NW. Check back for registration link closer to the date of the drive.


Movie Screening: Sorry to Bother You 
Council Chamber
*Free to Attend and Open to the Public


In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of “powercalling” that leads to material glory. But the upswing in Cassius’ career raises serious red flags with his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson), a performance artist and minimum-wage striver who’s secretly part of a Banksy-style activist collective. As his friends and co-workers organize in protest of corporate oppression, Cassius falls under the spell of his company’s cocaine-snorting CEO Steve Lift (Armie Hammer), who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.


Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Black Professionals Panel hosted by Black Student Union 
Gregg Pavilion
*Free to Attend & Open to the Public

Come to hear from Black professionals from a variety of fields on their experiences and career pathways. Brought to you by the Black Student Union as part of MLK Week 2019. 


Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Transformative Community Organizing: Rage, Hope, and Embodied Commitment
Workshop with Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson
Gregg Pavilion
*Free to Attend & Open to the Public

MLK Week Keynote: Reclaiming the Radical Legacy of the Black Liberation Movement with Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson
Council Chamber
*Free to Attend & Open to the Public




MLK Week 2018 Co-chairs: Asia Wooten, CAS ’20, and Angela Buck, Director of Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement

MLK Week 2018 Planning Committee Members: Zakiya Newman, CAS ’21; Harold McNaron, Director of Student Leadership and Service; Mark Duntley, Dean of Spiritual Life; Hilary Martin Himan, Chamberlin Social Justice and Faith in Action Coordinator; Victoria Leder, Assistant Director for Office of Diversity and Inclusion; and Madeline Welch, Graduate Assistant for Student Leadership and Service