Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Monday, January 16, 2017 -
9:30am to 1:30pm

Make it a “day on” at Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Join us for workshops, kids’ activities and a keynote address by Cameron Whitten, executive director of Know Your City. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The day’s events will focus on the theme “Organizing for Social Change.” Workshop topics include community organizing, activism on college campuses, the radical act of self-care and how to make change in your school.

Light refreshments and lunch will be served. Parking is free. Collection of donated items will begin Jan. 3, see below for details.

Jan. 16 schedule:
9:30 – 10 a.m. — Check-in
10 – 10:30 a.m. — Welcome
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Workshops and children’s activities
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. — Lunch and keynote address

Please let us know you can attend. RSVP today.

About the speaker:
Whitten is a writer, civic entrepreneur and an economics student at Portland State University. He has been engaged with nonprofit, civic and political causes in Portland for his entire adult life. His passion of advocating for human rights and marginalized communities was catalyzed in 2011, the year the Occupy Movement was born. He currently serves as a member of the City Club of Portland’s Advocacy and Awareness Board, the Portland Bureau of Transportation Budget Advisory Committee, the Multnomah County Oregon Historical Society Levy Oversight Committee and the Board of Trustees for Pioneer Square.

Jan. 3 – 16
Donate new hygiene, household and medical products, and nonperishable food items to Martha’s Pantry and the YWCA. Individuals and groups are encouraged to contribute items from the list below. Donation bins will be located in the Dengerink Administration Building, Firstenburg Student Commons, Library Building, Multimedia Classroom Building and Undergraduate Building.

Martha’s Pantry
Personal hygiene/toiletry needs:
Shower gel/soap
Shampoo and conditioner
Shaving cream
Disposable razors
Feminine hygiene products
Hand sanitizer
Dental floss
Toilet paper

Food needs:
Peanut butter
Canned tuna or chicken
Canned foods with pop-top lids
Canned fruit
Canned vegetables
Meals in a can (soup, stew, chili)
Low-sugar cereal
Cans, cartons or boxes of powdered and evaporated milk
Boxed meals that only require water

YWCA — Child Advocacy Program
School supply needs:
Backpacks (all sizes/genders)
Scientific calculators (TI-83/84)
Subject dividers
Standard size facial tissues
Post-it notes
College ruled paper
3-hole punch pencil pouches (not boxes)
3-prong folders
3-ring binders 1-2 inch
*College ruled notebooks
*Composition notebooks
*Wide ruled notebooks
3x5 index cards
Flash drives
Standard size hand sanitizer

*Urgent needs

Firstenburg Student Commons
Contact for more information: 

Amanda Shannahan, 360-546-9182,

Sponsored by: 
Associated Students of WSU Vancouver, College Access Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Human Development Club and Student Diversity Center

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