Nikkita Oliver. (Edmonds Community College)

Nikkita Oliver. (Edmonds Community College)

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MLK celebration at EdCC

A Martin Luther King Jr. celebration with keynote speaker Nikkita Oliver is scheduled for Thursday at Edmonds Community College.

Oliver is a Seattle-based attorney, community organizer and educator. She is the co-executive director of Creative Justice, an arts-based approach to curbing youth incarceration and racial disparities. She organizes with No New Youth Jail and the Seattle Peoples Party.

Her keynote address to school employees and students is set for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 11 a.m.

A second session is open to all from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on campus in the Black Box Theatre, 20310 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Tickets are free and may be reserved by going to or calling 425-640-1448.

Other Martin Luther King Jr. campus events for students are scheduled.

• An MLK Jr. birthday party with food, drinks, music and activities from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Triton Student Center in Brier Hall.

• A screening of “Selma,” the 2014 historical drama based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, voting rights marches led by King, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Center for Student Cultural Diversity and Inclusion in Brier Hall.

• A discussion about the civil rights movement with EdCC faculty and staff, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the Brier Hall lobby.


Community Transit holiday service

Commuter bus service to and from Seattle by Community Transit will be limited on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 20.

Local routes and Sound Transit Express bus service from Snohomish County will operate regular weekday schedules.

More info:


Summer internships for Arlington students

The Arlington School District and city are beginning a summer internship program for high school juniors and seniors this year.

Businesses in Arlington interested in taking part in the Arlington Career Internships program can offer work experience, which can lower training time, recruiting costs and employee turnover.

Students who complete the program with 90 hours of work can earn 0.5 credits.

The program wants to partner 20 local businesses with 30 students. To participate, contact Lyndall Mullin at

More info: Gary Sabol, Arlington School District communications director, 360-618-6217 or

Career fair

Join the Northshore Fire Department for a career fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 29, at the fire department, 7220 NE 181st St., Kenmore.

More than 30 nonprofit employers are looking to fill full- and part-time positions, including the Bothell Police Department, the U.S. Post Service, Cocoon House and city governments including Everett, Mill Creek and Seattle. Bring a resume and dress professionally. This is a free event.

More info: Search “Northshore job and resource fair” on Facebook

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