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“What Change Would You Like to See in the World?” The January interactive exhibit in Zoes' Cafe invites students to share their ideas by writing them on the leaves provided at the display, and placing the finished leaves on the tree.
The display also highlights several books which touch on Martin Luther King’s contributions to society; address volunteerism in the United States; and more. In addition, information on how to get involved with regional and national service organizations is also provided.
For January 2011, Western Libraries is partnering with the Western Washington University’s Center for Service-Learning to raise awareness about Martin Luther King, Jr, and the Day of Service. Commonly regarded as ‘a day off from school,’ recently activists across the United States have advocated that the Martin Luther King, Jr, holiday should instead be a day of community service and social action.
In related news, for the Martin Luther King, Jr, ‘Day of Service,’ the Center for Service Learning is hosting a Read-In and Book Drive at Village Books in Fairhaven from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on January 17, 2011. Interested in volunteering or donating a book?
The “Perspectives” exhibit located in Zoe's cafe is an on-going display of cultural narratives within, and beyond, the United States. These narratives may be based on ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, and much more. The purpose? To encourage awareness, inquiry, and discussion about the many cultural narratives here at Western, Bellingham, and beyond.