Bard College Celebrates Martin Luther King Day with Volunteer Projects
Bard students worked at more than two dozen sites, ranging from Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and the Tivoli Public Library to the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center. Students also participated in an E-Waste project in which the Town and Villages of Red Hook and Tivoli, together with the Red Hook Conservation Advisory Council and Bard Office of Sustainability, hosted an electronic waste collection day for their residents. Members of the TLS program initiatives Brothers@Bard and CultureConnect engaged local elementary and high school students in hands-on (and messy!) science projects, and volunteers and engagement fellows from the Center for Civic Engagement prepared lessons in conjunction with other student-led science activities taking place throughout the month in local school districts.
Volunteers also teamed up with Columbia County Habitat for Humanity on its latest “Women Build” sustainable housing project, canvassed local neighborhoods for grassroots organizer Citizen Action, and took part in a workshop on how Planned Parenthood uses education, art, and advocacy to promote reproductive justice.
Read more about the day’s events on the MLK Day of Engagement blog.
Post Date: 01-24-2018