The College is commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a week of service opportunities. Click on each event to learn more.
- Now through January, 16, 2017: Community Knitting Project
See photos here!
- Monday, January 16, 2017: Outreach Campaign to Pennsylvania Elected Officials and Community Knitting Project
- Tuesday, January 17, 2017: Community Planning Meeting for Community Art Response to Inauguration
- Wednesday, January 18, 2017: How to Organize Against Human Trafficking: Information Session and Volunteer Opportunity
- Thursday, January 19, 2017: Refugee Support Opportunities: Information Session and Volunteer Opportunity
- Friday, January 20, 2017: Practicing Democracy: An Inauguration Day Teach-In
- Saturday, January 21, 2017: Women's March on Washington
- Saturday, January 21, 2017: Women's March in Philadelphia
Program Questions? Contact Vippy Yee
email@example.com or x7803.
Community Knitting Project
As a campus community, join us now through MLK Day, January 16 in knitting hats, blankets and nests for local hospitals and wildlife rescue efforts. Patterns, supplies and help provided!
Monday, January 16, 2017, Campus Center, 10:00 am- 12:00 noon
Outreach Campaign to Pennsylvania Elected Officials & Community Knitting Project
Plan to join us the day before classes start for this day of service. An information session will be followed by outreach to elected officials - all supplies will be provided! We will also assemble and package the community knitting projects and write notes of encouragement to those who will receive the finished nests, hats and blankets.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 6:00-7:30 pm, Dorothy Vernon Room
Information Session and Volunteer Opportunity: How to Organize Against Human Trafficking
Carol Hart Metzker will present on raising awareness of human trafficking both in the wider community and within Montgomery County. Learn how you can be involved--through local direct service opportunities--to support victims of human trafficking and help prevent it from targeting others.
Thursday, January 19, 6:00-7:30 pm, Dorothy Vernon Room
Information Session and Volunteer Opportunity: Refugee Support Opportunities
Learn about a local organization's work to develop a systematic, sustainable, and successful process to promote refugee families' self-sufficiency, and the many ways you can get involved.
Friday, January 20, 1:00-5:00 pm,Thomas Great Hall
Practicing Democracy: An Inauguration Day Teach-In
Faculty from a variety of disciplines will share their intellectual and personal/political responses to current events in the US and around the world. Followed by an open mic for community reflections, a session on Civic Engagement and an opportunity to engage in a community art response. Community members are welcome to attend all or part of the afternoon's events. Questions? Contact Marissa Golden, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, January 21, 2017, Washington DC
Women’s March on Washington
UPDATE: All seats on the bus have been sold, and there is a waiting list. To find out more, please email Carol Fritz at email@example.com
LILAC—Civic Engagement is partnering with Student Activities and the Undergraduate Dean’s Office to sponsor a bus to transport students from campus to attend the Women’s March on Washington in Washington, D.C. The bus will leave from Pem Arch on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 6:00 am.
Space is limited (40 seats for BMC students, 10 seats for BMC faculty/staff) and reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis beginning January 17, 2017 at 10:00 am. Cost: $5 to reserve one seat.
To reserve your spot: Bring your $5 to Guild L08 on January 17, 2017 starting at 10:00 am to reserve your seat. Each individual must be present to reserve their seat—you may not purchase a group of seats at one time or purchase a seat for someone other than yourself.
Please note: If you are unable to reserve a seat on the College sponsored bus and wish to participate in the march in Washington, DC on your own, you will be responsible for the transportation costs associated with your travel to and from the event. The Undergraduate Dean’s Office, Student Activities, and LILAC will not provide any additional funding for students wishing to travel to Washington, DC on their own.
? Ellie Esmond firstname.lastname@example.org or x6591.
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
Women’s March in Philadelphia
Local organizers are planning a Women’s March on Washington in Philadelphia to run parallel to the Women’s March on Washington in Washington, D.C. as a show of solidarity “for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.” LILAC—Civic Engagement will provide 100% reimbursement for any undergraduate student who uses SEPTA in order to participate in the Philadelphia march. Click here for details on how to request transportation reimbursement.
Program Questions: Contact Vippy Yee, email@example.com