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Into the Streets Week

Into the Streets Week

April 13 – 20

Join the CCO for our 17th annual Into the Streets Week! These seven days are an opportunity to connect to KU and the Lawrence community through volunteering, advocacy, and activism.

Thursday, April 13

7:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker Payton Head

Former Student Government President of the University of Missouri who led a movement for a more inclusive campus at Mizzou and spearheaded conversations about improving race relations. As a queer black man, he details the adversities caused by race, gender, and sexual orientation and offers practical strategies to facilitate open dialogue and embrace marginalized communities. RSVP here.

Kansas Union Ballroom

Friday, April 14

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Senior Prom

Join the residents of Meadowlark Estates for an evening of dancing, food, and good company! There will be several shifts for set-up, the prom itself, and clean-up. Hosted by HUG.

Meadowlark Estates

Saturday, April 15

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Campus Garden Workday

Come work on the KU Campus Garden! Volunteers are required to wear long pants and closed toed shoes. A water bottle, sunscreen, and gloves are recommended. Hosted by EARTH.

KU Campus Garden (University Press of Kansas)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Art in the Park

Finger painting, food, and fun! Spend an afternoon making art in the part with the students of the Ballard Center and their parents. Hosted by CREATE.

Lyons Park, North Lawrence

Monday, April 17

3:30 p.m. – 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! Hosted by Music Mentors.

The Jay (First Floor), Kansas Union

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Tearing Down Walls: Understanding the Effects of Modern Immigration on Families

KU doctoral student Andrea Gomez Cervantes will be discussing inequalities faced by documented and undocumented immigrant families when they immerse themselves in a new culture and society. Hosted by Project Bridge.

Divine Nine Room, Kansas Union

Tuesday, April 18

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Jubilee Cafe Clean-Up

Volunteers are needed to help clean the First United Methodist Church where Jubilee Cafe takes place. Hosted by Jubilee Cafe.

First United Methodist Church

Wednesday, April 19

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! Sign up here. Group registration is also available. Hosted by MILK.

Various Locations, Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Healthcare 101

Dr. Stein, a practicing oncologist and lecturer at KU, will be discussing various topics related to health care, policy basics, issues, and advocacy. The discussion will be followed with an advocacy workshop, an opportunity to practice civic engagement and write postcards to local representatives about the issues. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP here. Hosted by Hawks for Health and the KU Honors Program.

Kansas Union, Malott Room

Thursday, April 20

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Empty Bowls Project

Support the Lawrence Community Shelter by purchasing hand-painted bowls filled with chili for a recommended donation of $5. RSVP here. Hosted by CAAS.

Jayhawk Walk, 4th Floor Kansas Union

3:30 -5:00 p.m. Science Fair

Perform fun, hands-on experiments for the kids of the Boys and Girls Club and teach them the science behind it. Invite your friends here. Hosted by GROW.

The Boys and Girls Club

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Pantry Party!

Join Daily Bread for a tour of the Campus Cupboard, a cooking demonstration, and some delicious ramen provided generously by Ramen Bowls! RSVP here. Hosted by Daily Bread.

Lutheran Campus Ministry

If you are in need of an accommodation, please contact Ike Uri or Insia Zufer. E-mail: cco@ku.edu. Phone: (785)-864-4073.