2021 MLK Jr. Week of Service


All SCC students and employees are invited to join! 


All week – January 18 - 22

  • Collection drive for HERE in Jackson County, Inc.: We are collecting items to serve clients who are in emergency shelters and/or living unsheltered in cars, tents, etc. These items should be easy to prepare in these spaces with limited resources. Preferred items include: Canned proteins (chicken, tuna, beans); canned vegetables; microwavable items that don't require refrigeration (ramen noodles, ravioli, etc.); peanut butter crackers; granola/cereal bars; and non-food items like microwavable bowls; cutlery (metal or sturdy plastic); and dental floss (they have plenty of toothbrushes/toothpaste at this time). Drop-off boxes are available at the Groves, Balsam, Burrell, Library and Oaks buildings.
  • Holt Library Resources: Visit Holt Library or the online LibGuide resources (click here) for information and resources regarding the work of Dr. King and the National Day of Service.

Monday, January 18, (2 - 3 p.m.) 

  • Jackson County NAACP Community MLK Jr. event (virtual) - This event will include speakers from Jackson County NAACP and Western Carolina University honoring the significance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s civil rights work.

Tuesday, January 19

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive (Burrell Conference Center): 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Contact Sandra Seibert (s_seibert[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu) or visit here to schedule an appointment. 
  • Blindspot Panel (virtual): noon - 1 p.m. - Join SCC faculty and staff members to discuss the diversity we avoid, our hidden and not-so-hidden biases, misunderstandings and prejudices.

Wednesday, January 20, (noon - 1 p.m.)

  • A Seat at the Table: Perspectives on Power and Privilege (virtual): Student Disability Services Coordinator Janina DeHart will discuss the impact of privilege upon each of our lives. This session will include valuable information and hands-on activities to address our personal privilege.

Thursday, January 21, (1 - 2 p.m.)

  • "How to be an Anti-Racist" Book Group Kick-off (virtual): MLK Week of Service organizers, Book Group facilitators and Dr. Don Tomas will discuss the upcoming study of "How to be an Anti-Racist." The kickoff event will provide an overview of the book group's purpose and design, as well as the importance and application of anti-racist work in our personal and professional lives. You do not need to be a book group member to attend. However, if you are interested in joining, please contact Savannah DeHart (s_dehart[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu).