All faculty, staff, and students are invited to join multicultural programs and the Moreau Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons. There will be opportunities to sign up for community service projects throughout spring 2014, plus a DJ, free t-shirts for individuals interested in community service, and other giveaways. Those who don’t have time to stop by can go to http://tinyurl.com/lmpjavc for service opportunities. For more information, contact Bethany Sills, student activities, at 7470 and firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lindie Burgess, Moreau Center, at 7132 or email@example.com.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Michael Connolly, performing and fine arts, includes information of local interest in his classes that take place on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday each year. Connolly used to live on N. Chautauqua Blvd. located about a mile from campus. When the land in that area was subdivided in 1925, there were racial covenants on the property: “No part of said land shall be used or occupied by any Negro, Chinese, or Japanese, except that persons of said races may be employed thereon as servants.” In 1926, the same restriction was added for “Italians, Greeks, Hindus, Armenians, or Indians.” Both covenants were renewed after 20 years and were officially in effect until 1964. As Connolly points out in his classes, this type of legally sanctioned exclusion taking place so recently usually surprises Portlanders, but it was taking place right here in the University’s neighborhood. For more information contact Connolly at 7297 or firstname.lastname@example.org.