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Eleven colleges and 1,200 students, and you’re invited

On Jan. 18 students from colleges across Oregon will recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through community service. I invite you to join us.  (VIDEO)

Since the beginning of my journey at Linfield, I have recognized the commitment of my peers and professors to addressing social problems through education and action.

For the first time in history, colleges across Oregon will join together to work toward a common goal – to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through community service. MLK Jr. Day of Service marks a new decade and a renewed promise to work with one another. I invite you to join me by signing up for the event and representing Linfield on this historic day.

Oregon Campus Compact, Hands on Greater Portland, the Portland Leadership Foundation and others have worked tirelessly to organize this monumental event, one that is sure to become a memorable part of your undergraduate career.

The day will begin with a rally at Concordia University, which will feature guest speakers Portland Mayor Sam Adams and Emmett Wheatfall, diversity manager for Clackamas County. Following the opening ceremony, over 1,200 students will work at more than 40 service sites, including the Oregon Food Bank, American Red Cross, Multnomah County Library, Peninsula Children’s Center, Schoolhouse Supplies, the Oregon Humane Society, Bradley Angle House and Domestic Violence Shelter.

Although we are enrolled in January Term – where an entire semester is condensed into one month – I encourage you to participate. We have class Monday, but please consider this opportunity. Talk with your professor and discuss the benefits of participating in a service event that will connect students from diverse backgrounds. After obtaining consent from your professor, please sign up by Jan. 7, at www.linfield.edu/ccs/mlk.html.

On behalf of the Associated Students of Linfield College (ASLC) Cabinet, the Linfield Activities Board (LAB) and the Office of Career and Community Services, I encourage you to consider joining us.

Together, let’s do something significant. Let’s work with one another and friends we have not yet met. Let’s make the decision to break from our daily routine to participate in something great. For more information contact kpeavey@linfield.edu or hzajac@linfield.edu. Sincerely, Katrina Peavey

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – MLK, Jr.

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