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LCSC to again assist with activities on MLK and Human Rights Day

LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College will participate in and help host community activities to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. and Idaho Human Rights Day on Monday, Jan. 21. 

Those interested in joining LCSC faculty, staff, and students in volunteering for a variety of service projects are encouraged to sign up on the day of the event at the Lewiston YWCA, located at 300 Main St.  Registration begins at 2 p.m., with volunteer projects running until about 4:30 p.m.

The YWCA will host an informal reception with refreshments at 5 p.m., which will be followed by an LCSC student panel discussing human rights.

Around 5:45 p.m., a candlelight walk will be held from the YWCA to the LCSC Center for Arts & History, located at 415 Main St.  At the Center will be a performance of Nuestros Corridos.  Nuestros Corridos involves a five-person group performing Mexican ballads and using the music as a way to illuminate the history and culture of Latinos/Latinas in Idaho.  Lewiston mayor and LCSC faculty member Mike Collins will serve as the emcee.

The Martin Luther King Jr. and Idaho Human Rights Day Planning Committee, a group composed of LCSC personnel and community members, helps coordinate the event. For more information, contact Chris Riggs, chair of the LCSC Social Science Division and history professor, at either ckriggs@lcsc.edu or 208-792-2264.