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Annual MLK and Idaho Human Rights Day of Service will be virtual on Jan. 18

LEWISTON, Idaho – The annual Lewis-Clark Valley Martin Luther King Jr. and Idaho Human Rights Day of Service, coordinated by Lewis-Clark State College, the Lewiston YWCA and community members, will be virtual this year on Jan. 18.

The annual event, now in its 31st year, usually has volunteers perform a variety of pre-determined community service projects, a candlelight walk, and a speech or panel discussion. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic limiting crowd size, the event will be virtual in 2021.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a welcome from Idaho Gov. Brad Little and will be followed by a candlelight walk by characters from the video game Minecraft. LC State Humanities professor Amy Canfield will be interviewed about the ongoing significance of the Civil Rights Movement, followed by a discussion about volunteer opportunities in the LC Valley. The evening continues with YWCA personnel offering ideas on how to challenge racism and will wrap up with a musical performance.

Anyone wishing to participate in the virtual events can do so for free via Zoom using passcode 999864. 

For more information, contact Chris Riggs, chair of the LC State Social Sciences Division and history professor, at either ckriggs@lcsc.edu or 208-792-2264.