This year's week is centered around the quote "A time comes when silence is betrayal."
Monday, January 20th
MLK SCHOLARS PRESENTATION & KICK-OFF BRUNCH WITH PROVOST CORNISH
10am - 11:30am || Emerson Suites
We begin the week in reflection. Join us for brunch as the MLK 1st year Scholars present on their fall Civil Rights trip. Provost Cornish will lead our community dialogue centered on the guiding quote for the week, "A Time Comes When Silence is Betrayal." Free and open to the public.
THE PEOPLE'S MOVEMENT SELF-GUIDED MEDIA EXHIBIT
10am - 5pm || Clark Lounge
Take time this week to hear the stories of those who feel called to act. This media exhibit showcases different voices from the historical civil rights movement, as well as contemporary perspectives. Each listening and reading station highlights a different person engaged in the struggle for a just world with their own answer to why they could not remain silent. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, January 22nd
BLACK LIVES MATTER, CLIMATE CHANGE, POLITICS AND RACIAL JUSTICE: CHANNELING DR. KING’S LEGACY THROUGH YOUTH PROTEST AND ACTIVISM WITH A MEDIA LITERACY LENS
7pm || Emerson Suites
Presented by Cyndy Scheibe of the Dept. of Psychology & Project Look Sharp, and Derek Adams of the Dept. of English
What can students do to speak out forcefully about the things that matter most in today’s world and to make a genuine difference in the lives of others? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s strong commitment to peaceful but forceful protest provides the powerful inspiration and model to take on the increasingly challenging issues of militarism, consumerism, racism – and climate change. Media literacy can provide the means, through critical analysis and evaluation of how we know what we know in today’s complex and mediated world, thoughtful reflection on our own biases and points of view, and the development of effective communication skills through multiple media forms. Free and open to the public.
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