MLK Day events planned at Clark College
Community service has become the focus of the annual holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and it will be the focus of Clark College’s day-long observance on Wednesday, Jan. 19.
The observance, called “Rebuilding Hope,” will begin with the presentation of the documentary, A Village Called Versailles in the Penguin Student Lounge from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Located in the flood-devastated area of eastern New Orleans, Versailles is described as home to the densest ethnic Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam. Additional information about the film is available at http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/village-called-versailles/.
During the afternoon, the focus will turn to service. Community members are invited to join volunteers from Clark College at 1 p.m. at the Clark County Habitat ReStore, 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Information about the organization is available at www.clarkcountyhabitatrestore.com.
An evening program featuring award-winning writer S. Renee Mitchell is planned at 5:30 p.m. in the Gaiser Student Center. A brief concert by Vancouver’s Community A.M.E. Zion Church will follow.
Information about the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is available at http://mlkday.gov/. All events are free and open to the public. Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.