MLK Day of Service

“A Day On, Not A Day Off”

Save the Date: Mon 1/17/22, 8am-1:30pm

Monday, January 17th, 2022 8:00am-1:30pm  

8:00-8:15am: Volunteer Registration & Breakfast Snacks/Coffee (catered)

  • Sign-in, release of liability and field trip roster forms

  • T-shirt and glove distribution

  • Drinks and granola bars available (room off lobby)

8:20am: Welcome Message

  • Welcome remarks: Dr. Eboni Ford-Turnbow

  • Project & logistics overview: Molly/Melea 

8:30am: Group Photo

8:40am: Load Busses (or Vans) and Departure for Community-Based Sites

8:40-9:00am: Travel to Community Sites

9:00am-11:30am: Engagement at Community-Based Sites

  • Off Campus: 3-4 community sites (Eureka and Arcata)

  • On Campus Service Event: Event Clean-Up and OhSnap! 

11:30-11:45am: Return to Humboldt 

11:45am : Lunch 

12-1:25pm: Reflection & VIRTUAL Closing Speaker: Bree Newsome

1:25-1:30pm: Evaluations (5 minutes)

Closing Speaker: Bree Newsome 

Virtual Speaker & Guest


Community Organizer and Activist Who Removed the Confederate Battle Flag from the South Carolina State House

Bree Newsome Headshot

Bree Newsome rallies your spirit with her impassioned message about racial equality and illustrates how, with courage, zeal and the support of others, ordinary people can make an extraordinary difference.

This contemporary civil rights icon first garnered national attention for her daring act of peaceful disobedience in June 2015. Following the brutal murder of nine black parishioners at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, S.C., Bree climbed the flagpole at the South Carolina statehouse and pulled down the Confederate Battle flag as a protest against racist symbolism. Her arrest galvanized public opinion and led to the permanent removal of the flag.

As a recognized and celebrated voice on the topics of injustice and racial discrimination, Bree brings to light the importance of leadership development in building and sustaining social movements.

Also an accomplished filmmaker and musician, Bree skillfully outlines the relationship between activism and art, and captivates audiences as she describes in cinematic detail the heroic gestures of ordinary people on the front lines of activism.

MLK Day Of Civic Engagement January 2021

MLK Day Of Civic Engagement January 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Civic Engagement

“A Day On, Not A Day Off”

A Morning of Civic Engagement and Community Organizing Workshops

Monday, January 18th, 2021


Schedule & Recordings for the Day


9:35-10:00am: Land/Labor Acknowledgement & Welcome Message 

9:50-11:00am: Keynote Speaker - LaTosha Brown

11:05am-12:00pm: Break Out Sessions (2 workshops offered)

  • Art and Community Activism

  • The Salvation of Democracy: Civic Engagement of the Dispossessed

    • Presented by: Ron White from Humboldt Area Foundation & Chair of a National Organizing Network
    • Movements are often spearheaded by those most oppressed in society but results in the expansion of the democratic promise for all. This presentation will explore how marginalized communities have organized and breathed life into campaigns that have expanded our franchise of participation. We will use this conversation to explore what this means for local politics
    • Recording:

12:00-12:30pm: Reflection & Closing