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Into the Streets Week 2018

Into the Streets Week

April 24 – 30

Join the CCO for our 18th annual Into the Streets Week! These seven days are an opportunity to connect to KU and the Lawrence community through volunteering, advocacy, and activism. 
As members of a multicultural institution, the CCO’s goal for ITSW 2018 is to bring diversity, collaboration, and representation to the forefront of conversations on how to make KU a more inclusive place.

Tuesday, April 24

4:00 p.m. Keynote Panel featuring Gabby Rivera

The CCO is excited to present Gabby Rivera, a QTPOC youth advocate and author of Juliet Takes a Breath and America, featuring the first queer Latina superhero for Marvel comics. She will be discussing creating spaces for marginalized identities in literary narratives and empowering them to tell their own stories. She will join a panel of KU scholars and Lawrence artists exploring community empowerment. RSVP here!

Kansas Union Ballroom

Wednesday, April 25

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Kickball for Kids

Lace up your tennis shoes and get ready to play kickball with the kids from the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club! Click here to see the 7 sites and sign up for a shift. Click “see more ongoing needs” on the bottom of the page to see the remainder of the sites. Group registration is also available. Hosted by MILK (Mentors in the Lives of Kids).

Various Locations, Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Senior Prom

Join Meadowlark Estates Gracious Retirement Living for a Night Under the Stars! Volunteers are needed for set-up, socializing throughout the evening, and cleanup of the event. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes. RSVPs will be required, and can be found here! Hosted by HUG (Helping Unite Generations).

Meadowlark Estates

Thursday, April 26

3:00  – 6:00 p.m. Spring into Wellness Festival

Join 3rd – 5th graders from the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club for an afternoon of fun and engaging health education, yoga, nutrition, and positive self image activities! Sign ups required, click here to see and sign up for a shift. Volunteers are needed from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. for set-up and to check the students in. Volunteers are needed for the second shift from 4:15 – 6:00 p.m. to help with the stations and do activities with the students, and clean-up. The Boys and Girls Club youth will be at the Burge Union from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Co-hosted by Hawks for Health and Discover.

The New Burge Union

Friday, April 27

12:00  – 2:00 p.m. Autism and Advocacy

Hear Elizabeth Boresow, a KU alumna and music therapist who specializes in serving youth and adults with disabilities, discuss her experiences with autism at KU and how to be an advocate for those of various abilities. This discussion will be followed by a service opportunity to write letters of encouragement for Kansas Special Olympics athletes competing in Nationals. RSVPs are required, click here to RSVP by hitting “Respond” to the need. Volunteer hours will only be awarded to those who attend the advocacy (speaker) portion and the service project. Hosted by Ability Advocates.

Divine Nine Room, Kansas Union

3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Musical Madness: Around the World

This event will feature crafts, games, and music for children from the Boys and Girls Club that celebrates the musical sounds and traditions found all over the globe! Click here to RSVP. Hosted by Music Mentors.

Alderson Auditorium, 4th Floor Kansas Union

Saturday, April 28

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Art in the Garden

Help community elementary school students learn about gardening and decorate flowerpots and stepping stones at the KU Campus Garden! Click here to RSVP. Co-hosted by Earth and Create.

KU Campus Garden (University Press of Kansas)

Sunday, April 29

12:00 -6:00 p.m. Into the Voter’s Booth: Voter Registration Drive

Assist Lawrence community members in registering to vote at the Lawrence Public Library, in conjunction with Kansas Appleseed, a bipartisan justice organization. One hour volunteer shifts will be available, volunteers can sign up for as many as they choose. Click here to sign up! Hosted by CAAS (Concerned, Active, and Aware Students).

Lawrence Public Library

Monday, April 30

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Immigration Climate Conversation: Unpacking TPS

Come learn about the social dynamics of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and the current immigration climate with Dr. Cécile Accilien, an Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies and the Director of the Institute of Haitian Studies. This discussion will be followed by a service opportunity to build hygiene kits for refugees living in Kansas City for KC 4 Refugees. Service hours will only be rewarded to those who participate in the advocacy (listening to the speaker) and the service project. Click here to sign up!  Hosted by Project Bridge.

Alderson Auditorium, 4th Floor Kansas Union

4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Feasting with Family Promise

Help prepare and serve a dinner to the clients of Family Promise, a nonprofit helping families with children experiencing homelessness achieve and maintain permanent housing. Click here to RSVP! Hosted by Jubilee Cafe.

First United Methodist Church

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Campus Cupboard Cooking Class

Learn a new recipe and how to cook at home on a student’s budget with Campus Cupboard. Vegetarian options provided. This class will be taught by Aftan Jameson, a Watkins Health Educator. Click here to RSVP! Hosted by Campus Cupboard.

Westwood House

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Center for Community Outreach at least 10 days prior to the scheduled event at cco@ku.edu or (785)-864-4073.