In 2008, as we commemorate the 40th anniversary of MLK's death, we want the series to enable critical engagements with and interrogations of his work.  We will look at retrospectives of his life and explore some of the themes he wrote about, such as antiracist and antiwar movements, resistance to oppression, critiques of capitalism and poverty, civil disobedience, and theologies of liberation.


Sacred Psalms: Words and Works of Resistance, Love, Struggle, and Victory
Sunni Patterson, singer, poet, emcee, artist, and visionary
Monday, February 23, 2009    7pm
Clark Lounge

Examining the Intersections of Gender, Disasters, Displacement, and Reproductive Violence
Shana Griffin, social justice activist from new Orleans, member of the national advisory collective of INCITE! Women of Color against Violence; advisory member of Painting Our Courage: A Revolution to End Gender-Based Violence and HIV/AIDS
Tuesday, March 24, 2009     7pm
Clark Lounge

Where Do We Go from Here?
MLK Scholars
Moderator: Sean Eversley Bradwell, assistant professor, CSCRE
Tuesday, April 7, 2009     Noon
Clark Lounge

Violent and Nonviolent Resistance
Kiran Nagarkar, award-winning Indian novelist
Wednesday, April 22, 2009     7pm
Klingenstein Lounge

FALL 2008

The "Later" King: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Evolution from Reformer to Revolutionary, 1965-1968
Reverend Kenneth I. Clarke, Sr., Director, Cornell United Religious Work (CURW)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008    7pm
Klingenstein Lounge

Ethical Witnesses to Organized Abandonment in New Orleans
Paula Ioanide, Assistant Professor CSCRE
Monday, October 6, 2008    7pm
Klingenstein Lounge

Cross-Racial Coalitions, Conflict and Keepin On'
Belisa González, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Tuesday, November 11, 2008    7pm
Klingenstein Lounge

Freedom Ride or Die: Barack or the Bullet
Sean Eversley Bradwell, Assistant Professor CSCRE
Thursday, December 4, 2008    7pm
Klingenstein Lounge