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Minecraft March on Washington: Join this Virtual Service Experience (MLK Day)

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L.A. Works



Tour a virtual exhibit of the historic 1963 March on Washington and Little Rock 9 through the world of Minecraft to interact with Civil Rights leaders like Dr. King himself and activists who are continuing Dr. King's legacy today.

A SPECIAL MINECRAFT MLK DAY PROJECT:

Meet the activists from the historic 1963 March on Washington who paved the way for change against systemic racism and current activists who are continuing Dr. King's legacy today.

Build an exhibit of your own and/or add content to the experience for students to learn from in the Minecraft Java universe.

WHY: MLK Day of Service is a defining moment each year when Americans across the country step up to make our communities more equitable and take action. Dr. King believed that "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" as he fought for systemic change. His example is our call to action.

Video games, an important means for human connection, have become especially valuable during this pandemic. With 126 million people playing Minecraft monthly, we have the opportunity to leverage this platform to create the infrastructure for a whole new level of volunteer participation. This year, we'll inspire the next generation of activists by giving them a platform to listen to the voices that spoke before them and give them a space for their voices to be heard as well.

THE EXPERIENCE: Volunteers will first meet their Project Leaders in Zoom to receive a short introduction about the exhibit and troubleshoot any technical issues. Afterward, Project Leaders will give volunteers a tour of the virtual space, introduce them to non-player character versions of past and present activists, and give them a chance to build an activism-centric model of their own.





REQUIREMENTS:



A computer, Mac, PC, or Linux; PS4/5, Switch, mobile, or tablet WILL NOT WORK

Stable internet connection;

A mic and speakers or headphones for conversations; and

Access to Minecraft (Java Edition).

Please note the times listed below are PST

ACCESSIBILITY: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. L.A. Works is securing sponsorship to purchase as many licenses for Minecraft (Java Edition) as possible to provide to volunteers interested in joining us but do not have and cannot purchase their own license. Licenses will be provided to volunteers on a first-come, first-serve basis. After signing up, you will be asked if you want to add your name to the waitlist for a license.

LOCATION: This opportunity takes place online. You will be emailed the link to participate after signing up, and your Project Leaders will show you how to access the exhibit on the day of the event.

MLK DAY OF SERVICE: This is a part of L.A. Works' MLK Jr. Day of Service 2022 event to honor Dr. King's life and legacy through service. The day-long event builds upon the anti-racism movement through an interactive March on Washington in Minecraft and virtual projects focused on tutoring, career readiness, and teacher appreciation. Sign up for one or more activities at laworks.com/mlk.

QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below.

WANT TO SIGN UP? Pick a time slot below and click the Sign-Up button!

4 Shifts
Available spots are approximations

  • Mon Jan 17, 2022 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Spots available: 10+
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  • Mon Jan 17, 2022 - 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 10+
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  • Mon Jan 17, 2022 - 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM - Spots available: 10+
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  • Mon Jan 17, 2022 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM - Spots available: 10+
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About L.A. Works

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570 West Avenue 26, LOS ANGELES, CA 90065, US

Mission Statement

L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Founded in 1991, L.A. Works addresses three principal needs: 1. To increase volunteer participation in community service projects; 2. To provide community service organizations with access to volunteer labor and other resources; and 3. To educate and encourage people to engage in the broader social issues affecting the greater Los Angeles Community.

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L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Founded in 1991, L.A. Works addresses three principal needs: 1. To increase volunteer participation in community service projects; 2. To provide community service organizations with access to volunteer labor and other resources; and 3. To educate and encourage people to engage in the broader social issues affecting the greater Los Angeles Community.

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Mon Jan 17, 2022
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
This opportunity has 4 shifts

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