Students to read stories of equality on MLK Day

WWU student volunteers read stories celebrating the dream of Martin Luther King Jr. to children at Village Books in Fairhaven on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. File photo by Jon Bergman | University Communications intern

Western Washington University sophomore Jessica Bennett, a sociology and elementary education major, reads to a group of children in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. at Village Books in Fairhaven on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. File photo by Jon Bergman | University Communications intern

Sarah Weeks, a senior geology major at Western Washington University, reads to 7-year-old Jullian Cooper while her brother, 2-year-old Elliot, plays with crayons in the background at the 2010 MLK Day read-in at Village Books in Bellingham. File photo by Jon Bergman | University Communications intern

Western Today staff

Local children are invited to gather at Village Books in Fairhaven from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 21 to hear stories from around the world about tolerance, the civil rights movement and diversity in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Western Washington University’s Center for Service-Learning and Village Books are sponsoring the annual MLK Day Read-In after community-wide MLK Day activities downtown.

Western student volunteers will celebrate King’s dream of equality and hope by engaging with children through literature, games and dialog focused on civil rights topics. Community members are encouraged to bring children ages 3 to 8 to Village Books (1200 11 St., Bellingham) any time during the event hours. Parents are welcome to participate.

For more information about the WWU Center for Service-Learning or the Read-In, please call 360-650-7520 or visit http://www.wwu.edu/csl


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