MLK Day(s) of Service 2021

In honor of Dr. King’s spirit of service and peace, the MLK Day(s)of Service are designed to engage Oxy students, staff, faculty, and alumni in community-based projects.


Jan18
Jan19
All Day
2021-01-18 00:00:00 2021-01-19 00:00:00 MLK Day(s) of Service 2021

Join the 2021 Initiative with Oxy and Hunger Free America

Due to the current health and economic crisis, more than 54 million people in America are struggling with hunger. But seasonal and charitable work can’t end hunger alone. Higher impact work, like volunteering professional skills at an anti-hunger organization or advocating for a stronger safety net or higher wages can make a bigger difference in the fight to end hunger.

This year, SLICE is partnering with Hunger Free America for the MLK 2021 Serve-A-Thon. For 20 years, Hunger Free America has honored MLK's life work with action-oriented service and we're proud to be a supporter. The 2021 Serve-A-Thon will focus on a series of virtual workshops addressing the intersectionality of food justice followed by a virtual service activity with a non-profit partner organization.

The MLK Serve-A-Thon will take place January 18th through 19th. CLICK HERE for the Oxy Volunteer Hub and sign-up for workshops/activities that most interest you.

List of Workshops and Non-Profit Facilitators

Food Justice is Cultural Diversity
This workshop will be co-hosted by Rabbi Shlomo Nisanov of Kehilat Sephardim Food Pantry, discussing culturally appropriate food assistance and the impact of faith on service. The workshop and dialogue will be followed by a virtual social media content creation project.

Food Justice is Racial Justice
Learn about the racial wealth gap through a simulation with Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. The workshop and dialogue will be followed by Social Media Ambassadors activity.

Food Justice is WIC Justice
Learn about WIC benefits (Women, Infants, and Children) with Lily Dosina, Andrea Quintana, and Caridad Robles of Hunger Free America. The workshop and dialogue will be followed with a virtual service activity; Hunger Free America's Phone Banking for Child Nutrition Outreach.

Food Justice is Health Justice
Learn about health equity with Empowering the Masses. The workshop and dialogue will be followed by an activity of virtual support through posting and content creation for Health Equity Training.

Food Justice is Interfaith Collaboration (Teens)
This workshop targeted to teens, will be co-hosted by Ilana Ascher of Repair the World, discussing how service can become a core component of self identity and service and interfaith collaboration can create a more just community. The workshop and dialogue will be followed by phone banking for Child Nutrition with Hunger Free America. Volunteers will help increase awareness in communities in NYC around vital nutrition benefits that could help families and individuals, such as pandemic-EBT, SNAP and WIC.

Food Justice is Housing Justice
This workshop will be co hosted by Jennifer Fontaine and Amber Johnston from Upper Valley Haven, discussing the intersections of food justice and housing justice. The workshop and dialogue will be followed by a virtual social media content creation project to support Upper Valley Haven.

Food Justice is Interfaith Collaboration
This workshop will be co-hosted by Ilana Ascher of Repair the World, discussing how service can become a core component of self identity and service and interfaith collaboration can create a more just community. The workshop and dialogue will be followed by phone banking for Child Nutrition with Hunger Free America. Volunteers will help increase awareness in communities in NYC around vital nutrition benefits that could help families and individuals, such as pandemic-EBT, SNAP and WIC.

Food Justice Cultivated in Participatory Systems
Learn about building participatory systems in food justice work, as well as economic and racial justice with Hayden Dansky of Boulder Food Rescue. The workshop and dialogue will be followed with a virtual service activity; Hunger Free America's COVID Food Assistance Project.

Food Justice is Immigration Justice
This workshop will be co-hosted by Sister Ana Zamora of St. Jerome HANDS Community Center, discussing how issues of food insecurity intersect with those of immigration and language. The workshop and dialogue will be followed a virtual social media content creation project. *This discussion will be conducted in Spanish with an English-speaking translator.*

Food Justice is Mutual-Aid
This workshop will be co-hosted by Liam Elkind of Invisible Hands Deliver, discussing the mutual-aid model, community building, and access to food assistance. The workshop and dialogue will be followed by a social media content creation volunteer service project.

Prison Food Justice is Food Justice
Learn about prison food justice and Impact Justice's recent report, "Eat Behind Bars: Ending the Hidden Punishment of Food in Prison" with Mika Weinstein and Leslie Soble. The workshop and dialogue will be followed with a virtual service activity; Hunger Free America's COVID Food Assistance Project.

Food Justice is Housing Justice with POTS Bronx
This workshop will be co-hosted by Juan of Part of the Solution, Bronx, discussing how issues of food insecurity intersect with those of housing rights. The workshop and dialogue will be followed volunteer service project to make advocacy calls to your elected officials, sharing your housing and food justice concerns. **If you are an AmeriCorps participant, please note this workshop will contain advocacy service, a prohibited activity.**

Food Justice is Partnership Building
Learn about the intersectionality of Food, Health, and Economy in Central Oregon with High Desert Food & Farm Alliance. The workshop and dialogue will be followed by the National Phone Banking for Food Access virtual activity.

Conscious Volunteerism brings Food Justice
Sociable by Nature: How Sharing A Daily Meal Helps Build a More Just World with Hollywood Food Coalition - The workshop and dialogue will be followed by virtual guided exercise for participants on how to get involved in their local nonprofits and expand their sense of how they can do more in their communities.

Food Justice is Food Policy
This workshop will feature Heather Bruskin of Montgomery County Food Council (MoCo), Michael Wilson of Maryland Hunger Solutions, and Joel Berg of Hunger Free America. The discussion will address Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy in 2021 and food policy on the national, state and local levels. The workshop and dialogue will be followed by a social media content creation volunteer service project.

Food Justice is Human Right
No One Should Go to Bed Hungry with Martha's Kitchen - The workshop and dialogue will be followed by a virtual social media service activity with the goal of building relations and strengthen the work of local nonprofits.

For more information or to connect regarding Oxy's participation in the MLK 2021 Serve-A-Thon, visit oxy.edu/MLK or email mrodriguez6@oxy.edu

America/Los_Angeles public
Event Date: Monday, January 18, 2021 - Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Join the 2021 Initiative with Oxy and Hunger Free America

Due to the current health and economic crisis, more than 54 million people in America are struggling with hunger. But seasonal and charitable work can’t end hunger alone. Higher impact work, like volunteering professional skills at an anti-hunger organization or advocating for a stronger safety net or higher wages can make a bigger difference in the fight to end hunger.

This year, SLICE is partnering with Hunger Free America for the MLK 2021 Serve-A-Thon. For 20 years, Hunger Free America has honored MLK's life work with action-oriented service and we're proud to be a supporter. The 2021 Serve-A-Thon will focus on a series of virtual workshops addressing the intersectionality of food justice followed by a virtual service activity with a non-profit partner organization.

The MLK Serve-A-Thon will take place January 18th through 19th. CLICK HERE for the Oxy Volunteer Hub and sign-up for workshops/activities that most interest you.

List of Workshops and Non-Profit Facilitators

Food Justice is Cultural Diversity
This workshop will be co-hosted by Rabbi Shlomo Nisanov of Kehilat Sephardim Food Pantry, discussing culturally appropriate food assistance and the impact of faith on service. The workshop and dialogue will be followed by a virtual social media content creation project.

Food Justice is Racial Justice
Learn about the racial wealth gap through a simulation with Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. The workshop and dialogue will be followed by Social Media Ambassadors activity.

Food Justice is WIC Justice
Learn about WIC benefits (Women, Infants, and Children) with Lily Dosina, Andrea Quintana, and Caridad Robles of Hunger Free America. The workshop and dialogue will be followed with a virtual service activity; Hunger Free America's Phone Banking for Child Nutrition Outreach.

Food Justice is Health Justice
Learn about health equity with Empowering the Masses. The workshop and dialogue will be followed by an activity of virtual support through posting and content creation for Health Equity Training.

Food Justice is Interfaith Collaboration (Teens)
This workshop targeted to teens, will be co-hosted by Ilana Ascher of Repair the World, discussing how service can become a core component of self identity and service and interfaith collaboration can create a more just community. The workshop and dialogue will be followed by phone banking for Child Nutrition with Hunger Free America. Volunteers will help increase awareness in communities in NYC around vital nutrition benefits that could help families and individuals, such as pandemic-EBT, SNAP and WIC.

Food Justice is Housing Justice
This workshop will be co hosted by Jennifer Fontaine and Amber Johnston from Upper Valley Haven, discussing the intersections of food justice and housing justice. The workshop and dialogue will be followed by a virtual social media content creation project to support Upper Valley Haven.

Food Justice is Interfaith Collaboration
This workshop will be co-hosted by Ilana Ascher of Repair the World, discussing how service can become a core component of self identity and service and interfaith collaboration can create a more just community. The workshop and dialogue will be followed by phone banking for Child Nutrition with Hunger Free America. Volunteers will help increase awareness in communities in NYC around vital nutrition benefits that could help families and individuals, such as pandemic-EBT, SNAP and WIC.

Food Justice Cultivated in Participatory Systems
Learn about building participatory systems in food justice work, as well as economic and racial justice with Hayden Dansky of Boulder Food Rescue. The workshop and dialogue will be followed with a virtual service activity; Hunger Free America's COVID Food Assistance Project.

Food Justice is Immigration Justice
This workshop will be co-hosted by Sister Ana Zamora of St. Jerome HANDS Community Center, discussing how issues of food insecurity intersect with those of immigration and language. The workshop and dialogue will be followed a virtual social media content creation project. *This discussion will be conducted in Spanish with an English-speaking translator.*

Food Justice is Mutual-Aid
This workshop will be co-hosted by Liam Elkind of Invisible Hands Deliver, discussing the mutual-aid model, community building, and access to food assistance. The workshop and dialogue will be followed by a social media content creation volunteer service project.

Prison Food Justice is Food Justice
Learn about prison food justice and Impact Justice's recent report, "Eat Behind Bars: Ending the Hidden Punishment of Food in Prison" with Mika Weinstein and Leslie Soble. The workshop and dialogue will be followed with a virtual service activity; Hunger Free America's COVID Food Assistance Project.

Food Justice is Housing Justice with POTS Bronx
This workshop will be co-hosted by Juan of Part of the Solution, Bronx, discussing how issues of food insecurity intersect with those of housing rights. The workshop and dialogue will be followed volunteer service project to make advocacy calls to your elected officials, sharing your housing and food justice concerns. **If you are an AmeriCorps participant, please note this workshop will contain advocacy service, a prohibited activity.**

Food Justice is Partnership Building
Learn about the intersectionality of Food, Health, and Economy in Central Oregon with High Desert Food & Farm Alliance. The workshop and dialogue will be followed by the National Phone Banking for Food Access virtual activity.

Conscious Volunteerism brings Food Justice
Sociable by Nature: How Sharing A Daily Meal Helps Build a More Just World with Hollywood Food Coalition - The workshop and dialogue will be followed by virtual guided exercise for participants on how to get involved in their local nonprofits and expand their sense of how they can do more in their communities.

Food Justice is Food Policy
This workshop will feature Heather Bruskin of Montgomery County Food Council (MoCo), Michael Wilson of Maryland Hunger Solutions, and Joel Berg of Hunger Free America. The discussion will address Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy in 2021 and food policy on the national, state and local levels. The workshop and dialogue will be followed by a social media content creation volunteer service project.

Food Justice is Human Right
No One Should Go to Bed Hungry with Martha's Kitchen - The workshop and dialogue will be followed by a virtual social media service activity with the goal of building relations and strengthen the work of local nonprofits.

For more information or to connect regarding Oxy's participation in the MLK 2021 Serve-A-Thon, visit oxy.edu/MLK or email mrodriguez6@oxy.edu

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