WSUV to celebrate MLK Day of Service

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Vancouver — Diana Pei Wu, executive director of Portland Jobs With Justice, will deliver the keynote address at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at Washington State University Vancouver. Wu will speak at the event set for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Firstenburg Student Commons, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. Parking is free for the free, public event.

Wu was born to immigrant parents from China and Taiwan, and grew up in Stamford, Conn. At age 15, she organized fellow Chinese students in a march to protest the 1989 massacre at Tiananmen Square. Wu has worked on international human rights, housing, gentrification, immigrant rights, youth organization, labor, LGBTQA rights, environmental justice and climate justice.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service honors King’s legacy of service. It coincides with simultaneous service projects around the country.

Workshops will include How to be an Ally to the Black Community, LGBTQ and Allies 101 and Women in Leadership.

Light refreshments and lunch will be served. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Register at http://events.vancouver.wsu.edu/node/750.

WSU Vancouver will collect new hygiene and nonperishable food items for the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington and Martha’s Pantry. Bring donations to the event or drop them off in the Student Services Center by Jan. 15.