Peninsula College Student Council to honor MLK with Dream Week

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College will honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy with Dream Week.

The college’s Associated Student Council (ASC) is working with other sponsors to feature a variety of free events in Port Angeles and Forks.

Dream Week will launch with building “dreamboards” at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Pirate Union Building on the Port Angeles campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

ASC members will guide the activity and provide the materials as participants create collages illustrating goals for themselves and for society.

For more information, contact Jeremiah Johnson at [email protected] or Rick Ross at [email protected].

“Living with Conviction,” a photography exhibit by Deborah Espinosa, will be on display at the Forks campus at 481 S. Forks Ave. through Friday.

Espinosa is an attorney, multimedia storyteller, activist and founder of Living with Conviction who combines legal and visual storytelling skills to advocate for the rights of the poor and marginalized,organizers said.

She also works to strengthen those rights by providing legal technical assistance to state and national governments, primarily in the global south.

For more information about the photography exhibit, contact Lesley Hoare at [email protected].

Espinosa will offer a lecture, “Debtor’s Prison in Washington State: Advocacy Through Visual Storytelling,” at the Port Angeles and Forks campuses.

She will speak about the state of Washington sentencing people not only to prison, but to a lifetime of debt, organizers said.

Espinosa will present the lecture at 12:35 p.m. Thursday at the Little Theater on the Port Angeles campus as part of the Studium Generale series.

Attendees are encouraged to bring and donate non-perishable food items to the Port Angeles Food Bank in recognition of Dr. King’s Operation Breadbasket.

Espinosa also will speak at 7 p.m. Friday at the Forks campus as part of the Studium West event series.

Dream Week will conclude Friday in Port Angeles.

Port Angeles Racial Justice Collective members will read from Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” at 5:30 p.m. in the PUB. Snacks will be provided.

Immediately after the readings will be the 6:30 p.m. screening of “13th,” a film by Ava DuVernay, in the Little Theater.

The documentary presented by the Magic of Cinema offers a look at how the modern-day prison labor system links to slavery, organizers said.

It will be followed by a panel discussion.

For more information, contact Helen Lovejoy at [email protected].

Additionally, a station will provide opportunity to write letters of support to incarcerated members of cultural groups at Clallam Bay Correction Center, and letters addressing human rights concerns at CBCC to media and elected officials.

For more information, contact Samantha Hines at [email protected].

Co-sponsors of the event include House of Learning Peninsula College Longhouse, Magic of Cinema, Peninsula College Forks, Port Angeles Racial Justice Collective, Studium Generale and Studium West.

For more about the week, contact Kate Reavey at [email protected].

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