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ACLU’s Woodson to Speak During MLK Celebration

January 14, 2020

MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 14, 2020 — Jeremy Woodson, outreach coordinator for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Idaho, will speak during the Martin Luther King Jr., celebration, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center on University of Idaho’s Moscow campus.

During this free event, Woodson, who has a degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota, will discuss the importance of collective solidarity and activism as well as the importance of civic engagement through the writings of King. Woodson will also provide attendees with strategies on how to show up as their authentic selves to create positive change.

Last year, Woodson conducted a training in Moscow for the nonprofit Advocacy Institute, which is dedicated to improving the lives of those with disabilities.

Woodson will make multiple stops in Moscow during his upcoming visit, including speaking at the Latah County Human Rights Task Force’s 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr./Human Rights Community Breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, in the Moscow Middle School Multi-Purpose Room. Woodson will also visit with U of I and high school students during his visit to the area.

Contact the U of I’s Office of Multicultural Affairs at 208-885-7716 or oma@uidaho.edu for more information about the Moscow campus celebration.

Media Contact

Vivi Gonzalez
Program Coordinator, Office of Multicultural Affairs
208-885-7716
oma@uidaho.edu

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