MLK Celebration Week 2019 Workshops and Other Presentations


Contributed by Geselle Dominguez

 Join us in some of this year’s lineup of workshops and presentations during MLK Celebration Week!

 This year's theme, "Every Step Toward the Goal of Justice" is taken from a larger quote in Dr. King's book, Stride Toward Freedom. In this book, Dr. King writes,

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Even a superficial look at history reveals that no social advance rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. Every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. Without persistent effort, time itself becomes an ally of the insurgent and primitive forces of irrational emotionalism and social destruction. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.

Locations and workshops during the MLK Celebration Week 2019 are listed below.


 Tuesday, January 22nd

Geometry of Justice: From MathArt to FlagArt

This multimedia lecture will present two large social system art projects that examine and arbitrate the language and culture of oppositional symbols and identities.

12 PM || Emerson A

Was Dr. King an Ally?

Join Dr. Sean Eversely Bradwell at the noon hour in a discussion

surrounding the question, "Was Dr. King an Ally?"

12 PM || Clark Lounge


Wednesday, January 23rd

Social Media, Social Justice, & Media Literacy: Sports & Action

Join Dr. Cyndy Scheibe, professor of Psychology & Executive Director for Project Look Sharp in an examination of how sports interact with ideals of social justice in media. Participants will engage with both traditional media outlets as well as social media throughout the hour.

7 PM || Emerson Suites


Thursday, January 24th

Unpacking Our Own Privilege

Through the lens of MLK's allyship, the IDEAS Peer Educators will lead participants in a discussion on accountability to become better partners for social justice work. This workshop offers SLI credits to those who sign up through IC Engage. 

12 PM || Klingenstein Lounge

Stepping into Justice: Spirituality & Activism

Explore the intersection of spirituality and activism with community members from various religious and spiritual traditions.

 12 PM || Clark Lounge


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Geselle Dominguez at or (607) 274-7777. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.