LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College will participate in and help host activities to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. and Idaho Human Rights Day on Jan. 18 and invites community members to get involved.
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 YWCA at 300 Main Street in downtown Lewiston. Registration begins at 2 p.m., with volunteer projects running from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
The YWCA will host an informal reception with refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages at 5 p.m., with performances by local musical groups starting at 5:30 p.m.
A candlelight walk will follow at 6 p.m. from the YWCA to the Center for Arts and History. Here, at 6:30 p.m., Malcolm Scott, an award-winning teacher from Colorado State University who integrates the use of gospel music into his teaching, will talk about – and sing – some of the songs of the Civil Rights Movement. LCSC President J. Anthony Fernandez and Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee Chair Anthony Johnson will give welcoming statements, while Lewiston City Council member Jesse Maldonado will serve as 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 Ryan Paulus, LCSC AmeriCorps VISTA, at 208-792-2740 or [email protected].