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Beyond the Dream: Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We invite you to join us as we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If you have any questions, please contact Patty Salinas at patricia.salinas@fresno.edu or Bre Wyse at breanne.wyse@fresno.edu.

Why We Can’t Wait – Free Book Giveaway

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, come by the Intercultural Learning Center any time next week to receive a free copy of the book “Why We Can’t Wait” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The book is Dr. King’s classic exploration of the events and forces behind the Civil Rights Movement—including his Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963. Available while supplies last.

African American Historical and Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley - 2022 MLK Day of Service – Free Entry on January 17, 2022

Learning is an ongoing process. At the Museum we believe that education is infinite. Our museum offers dynamic services and educational opportunities for our members as well as our guests to learn more about the legacy of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Note: We are still monitoring COVID-19 matters closely in Fresno County. We will follow the authorities' recommended health and safety guidelines. Event may end up being virtual, register for event to stay updated: https://www.aahcmsjv.com/event-details/martin-luther-king-jr-celebration)

Hiebert Library – MLK Display

Celebrate the life and impact of Dr. King by borrowing a book from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. book display in Hiebert Library.

MLK Staff Break – January 18, 2022

Come join us for coffee and cookies in the green near SCC 103 from 2:30-3:00 p.m. on Wednesday January 18. We will also have a slideshow honoring the legacy of MLK. Come, socialize and spend some time remembering the reason for the three-day weekend.

CHIRP – January 21, 2022

Beyond the Dream, reflecting on the works of MLK Jr, and carrying on his legacy his dream to live as equals in this nation. This is a virtual event that will be held over Zoom: https://fresno.zoom.us/my/fpucollegehour

Information and Resources
  • PDF excerpt from Stride Toward Freedom, The Montgomery Story by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Provided by National Humanities Center.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived his life serving others. Following his example, millions of Americans serve on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In honoring Dr. King’s legacy each year on MLK Day, we have the unique opportunity to reflect on the gains we have made, and re-commit ourselves to the work that remains as we strive for a more just society. Our ILC students have started a Fresno County Social Justice Organization list (see attached) to help you find ways to get involved in our community. If you would like to add to the list please send your suggestions to Patty Salinas or Bre Wyse.

Resources

Social Justice Service Resource List

studentvote.org college student voting resources

All IN to Vote, developed by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, helps students navigate the voting process.

The National Association of Secretaries of State offers valuable information about registration, voter ID requirements, and polling places in all 50 states.

Your Vote, Your Voice

USA.gov, the official web portal of the federal government, maintains a site regarding “Absentee and Early Voting" with specific information about “Coronavirus and Voting by Mail-In Absentee Ballot."

Democracy Works How to Vote provides guides to help voters understand what options states offer for casting a ballot.

Vote.org aspires to use technology to simplify political engagement and increase voter turnout.

Vote411, an initiative of the League of Women Voters Education Fund, offers a polling place locator and provides a broad range of additional registration and voting information.

Mental Health Resources

On-Site Counseling Program is a FPU subsidized, confidential, professional counseling service available to FPU students and members of the community who are experiencing personal obstacles. On-Site Counselors are available by appointment to assist individuals with relationship problems, adjustment issues, grief and sadness, worry and anxiety, and unhealthy coping patterns. All sessions are currently taking place via Telehealth due to COVID-19. For more information, please call 559-453-8050 or e-mail onsite@fresno.edu.

Healing Circles @ Fresno Pacific University 2020 has been a very hard year for our black and brown communities. Here is an opportunity to come together in a community to heal from trauma experienced through racism, white supremacy, and micro-aggressions. Below is the information needed for our Licenced therapists from onsite and private practicing professionals who need this info for you to be registered for the session. Your information will always be kept confidential. Link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7RLmzTqXId5Oah1_WIq2kIhCo4bT5aTOnsXMIzUOkeG22Zw/viewform

Immigration Resources

Immigrants Rising: Immigrants Rising’s Mental Health Connector provides undocumented young people with psychological support, allowing you to access your strengths and resiliency in order to achieve your personal goals and healing.

ACLU: Know Your Rights for Dreamers/DACA

UFW Foundation: Provides a variety of immigration-related services 2409 Merced Street Suite 103, Fresno, CA 93721, (559) 496-0700 Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

List of local non-profit agencies that immigration services and other public services can be found in this document: Immigration Org 2019

Fresno Pacific University Undocu-Ally Badge Request Form

LGBTQ+/Gender-based violence/discrimination resources

  • Trans Lifeline: 877.565.8860
  • The GLBT National Hotline: 888.843.4564
  • Rape Counseling Services (RCS) Fresno: 559.222.7273
  • National Network (RAINN): 800.656.4673
  • Marjaree Mason Center: 24 Hr. Hotline (800) 640.0333
  • The LGBTQ+ Resource Center: https://fresnoeoc.org/lgbtq/