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Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

A Change is Gonna Come

MLK Save the Date 2022

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Virtual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Events:

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

This event will feature opening remarks by Edmonds College President, Dr. Amit Singh and Dr. Yvonne Terrell-Powell, Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.  Keynote speaker, Christian Paige.   Open to the campus and community.  

Webinar Zoom link:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85491656049

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 1:30-3 p.m.

This event will feature opening remarks by Dr. Yvonne Terrell-Powell, a student montage - ‘Why celebrate MLK Day?’,  and an open forum with keynote speaker Christian Paige. This event is for Edmonds College faculty, staff and students.  Please see your campus email or contact your instructor for event link information.

Keynote Speaker:  Christian Paige

Christian PaigePoet. Speaker. Educator.

Christian Paige is an Emmy nominated spoken word poet, a professional speaker and educator who speaks at schools, conferences, and events across the United States. Paige has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people and loves to work with young people who are committed to doing good in the world. Paige is a first-generation college graduate, an Actsix Scholar and is passionate about community, anti-racism, equity, and empowerment. He has spent his entire career in and around education advocating for historically marginalized populations and working to create equitable environments where young people can thrive. Paige was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington where he currently lives and teaches. He believes that our voice is our most powerful tool and encourages others to use their voice to advocate, interrupt, empower, and teach. Christian often uses one sentence to summarize himself. He says, “I am just a somebody, who wants community to work for everybody.”

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MLK Day of Service

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a defining moment each year when Americans across the country step up to make our communities more equitable and take action to build the Beloved Community of Dr. King’s dream. While Dr. King believed the Beloved Community was possible, he acknowledged and fought for systemic change. His example is our call to action.

Observed each year on the third Monday in January, MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. AmeriCorps has been charged with leading this effort for the past quarter century.

Making time to volunteer for MLK Day of Service is a great way to engage with your community while honoring the legacy of Dr. King. Whether you plan on cleaning up a public space, mentoring a young person, or assisting those who are food insecure, what you do makes a world of difference.