MLK Day of Service 2007
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Join DC AmeriCorps Alums in celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in a service project on MLK Day and attending a Greater DC Cares Citizen Academy forum focusing on Dr. King’s legacy of economic justice for all. Citizen Academy is an issue education/advocacy session that works to bridge the gap between direct service volunteering and direct issue advocacy through educational forums.
MLK Day of Service
On Monday, January 15, 2007 AmeriCorps Alums will be participating in a Greater DC Cares school beautification project at Hine Junior High School. Hine Junior High School is located in SE Washington, DC and serves more than 400 students ages 10-14 in DC’s Ward 6. Lunch will be provided and all volunteers receive a t-shirt. Please note that there are only 20 slots available for this project.
Date: Monday, January 15, 2007
Location: Hine Junior High School, 335 8th Street SE (across the street from the Eastern Market Metro)
Registration: Contact Kristen Henry, Chair, DC AmeriCorps Alums Service Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Citizen Academy: MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign Continues
On Wednesday, January 17, 2007 Greater DC Cares will host a Citizen Academy forum to discuss poverty in Washington, DC in the context of Dr. King’s legacy of economic justice for all.
In November of 1967 Martin Luther King Jr. and his colleagues launched the Poor People’s Campaign. This campaign focused on the economic injustice of poverty in a country with such abundant wealth. The campaign, which Dr. King called the “second phase” of the Civil Rights Struggle, transcended racial lines and brought together all people who faced “limitations to our achievements” due to poverty. Unfortunately, Dr. King was assassinated before he could fully pursue this crucial initiative.
Over 39 years later little has changed in terms of our economic disparities. Globally, nationally, and locally we continue to be faced with severe economic segregation. Specifically, DC has some of the worst poverty in the country, topping the charts in terms of our child poverty rates. Close to one in five residents in the District live in poverty today and that number continues to grow. Learn more about our city’s poverty and it’s connection to healthcare, crime, employment, literacy and more.
Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Location: Greater DC Cares, 1725 I Street NW
Registration: Kilin Boardman-Schroyer at email@example.com or 202-777-4457