Ursinus College’s MLK Celebrations

Posted by on December 14, 2009

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration (Jan. 16-Jan. 29)

Ursinus College presents the 2010 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
(Collegeville, Pennsylvania … 20 miles west of Philadelphia along the Route 422 corridor)

Saturday, January 16
1-4pm Campus Leadership Training, Wismer Lower

Monday, January 18
12 noon Ecumenical Service, Bomberger Chapel

6pm Candlelight Vigil with Barry Scott (creator of “A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.”), Olin Plaza to Bomberger Auditorium. Sponsored by S.U.N, the Office of Multicultural Services, CAB, Leadership Development & Student Activities, UCARE, and The UC Ambassador Program

Tuesday, January 19
8pm Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Address, Olin Auditorium
“After Innocence”, Reflections on Imprisonment and Redemption: An Evening with filmmaker Jessica Sanders

Wednesday, January 20
Freedom School

Session 1. 11am Todd McKinney, “Music & the Movement – 60’s Pop Culture and the Role it Played During the Civil Rights,” Olin 102

Session 2. 1pm Desiree Garcia, “Forbidden Love: Miscegenation and American Film,” Olin 103

7pm Richard Hight, “The Shape of Your Character”, 7pm, Black Box Theater, Kaleidoscope. Sponsored by CAB, Leadership Development & Student Activities, UCARE, and The UC Ambassador Program

Thursday, January 21
Freedom School

Session 3. 11am Christian Rice, “The Central Elements of King’s Theological Vision,” Olin 101

Session 4. 1pm Kelly Sorensen, “Tuskegee: Race and the Ethics of Human Experimentation,” Olin 103

Session 5. 7pm Ryan Collins, “Bettering the World, Bettering Yourself: The Imperative of Service,” Olin 103

Saturday, January 23
10am-4pm UCARE Event – Debating for Democracy at Widener University
*Reserve Your Seats for This Event in Advance!*

Tuesday, January 26
Freedom School

Session 6. 11am Walter Greason, “Whiteness and Authority,” Olin 004

Session 7. 7pm Shakeeta Parker, “Racial Invisibility in the United States,” Olin 103

Session 8. 7pm Fernando Jones, ” ‘Which box do I check?’ a informal discussion on Mixed-Race identity as we see it in educational and social structures,” Olin 101

Wednesday, Jan. 27
Freedom School

Session 9. 11am Danielle Callendar, “Black Identity in the United States,” Olin 102

Session 10. 1pm John Spencer, “Education as the “New Civil Right”: Historical Perspectives on School Reform from the Civil Rights Era to Obama,” Olin 103

Thursday, January 28
7pm “The Substance of Our Soul” Performance Event, Lenfest Theater, Kaleidoscope

Friday, January 29
Freedom School

Session 11. 10am Frances Gateward, “Shaft is NOT a Blaxploitation Movie: Black Film in the 1970s” Olin 107

For further information, please contact Desiree Garcia (dgarcia@ursinus.edu) or Walter Greason (wgreason@ursinus.edu)

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