Martin Luther King, Jr. Week Events

Attention students:

Missed the e-mail with the events for Martin Luther King, Jr. week? No worries! We’ve got it here.

The university is celebrating the life and enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at both campuses. Activities are this week, with a related event today at the Twin Cities Campus. William D. Green, Minnesota Book Award author of “Degrees of Freedom [The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912]” will make a presentation and host a discussion at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Room of Brother Louis Hall.

Also at the Twin Cities Campus, on Monday, Jan. 16, the President’s Advisory Council on Unity in Diversity and the Office of Mission are hosting a lunch to be held in the Alumni Room at 11:45 a.m. The gathering will watch Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and reflect on what his vision means today—as well as how the Twin Cities Campus community can continue to work toward the realization of his dream.

At the Winona Campus, the Offices of Mission, Student Life, and Academic Affairs are co-sponsoring a variety of events. For the first time in Winona, the Monday, Jan. 16 class schedule will be truncated to allow students, faculty, and staff to engage with consultant Dr. Yvonne Cheek on topics of inclusivity, respect, and solidarity. She will make a public presentation at 12:45 p.m. in Page Theatre, and conduct a workshop with student leaders.

Other Winona Campus highlights this week include a performance by Anishinaabe and Oneida hip-hop artist Tall Paul on Monday; a presentation called “Got Hope? Moving Forward Together” by author and motivational speaker Dr. Tommy Watson M’05, D’14 on Tuesday; a conversation with author William D. Green about the history of Minnesota civil rights, and the movie “Selma,” on Wednesday; and a performance by Drum & Dance from Guinea West Africa on Thursday. For the full list of Winona event times and locations, check below.

Monday, Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

7:30 a.m. Donuts and Coffee – First floor, Saint Mary’s Hall

12:45 p.m. Stuck on Hope (Dr. H. Yvonne Cheek) – Page Theatre

3:45 p.m. Implicit and Explicit Bias: Confronting the Dangers of Both (Dr. H. Yvonne Cheek) – North Dining Room

7 p.m. Tall Paul – Figliulo Recital Hall

Tuesday, Jan. 17

4:30 p.m. First Generation Student Workshop (Dr. Tommy Watson) – Salvi Lecture Hall

7 p.m. – Got HOPE? Moving Forward Together (Dr. Tommy Watson) – Salvi Lecture Hall

Wednesday, Jan. 18

4:15 p.m. Degrees of Freedom: Civil Rights in Minnesota 1865-1912 (William D. Green) – President’s Room

7 p.m. Men’s Basketball Game Food Drive – Gymnasium

8 p.m. Movie: Selma – Common Room

Thursday, Jan. 19

7:30 p.m. Drum and Dance from Guinea West Africa – Common Room

Friday, Jan. 20

7:30 a.m. Fair Trade Friday – First Floor, Saint Mary’s Hall

7 p.m. Men’s Hockey Game Food Drive – Saint Mary’s Ice Arena

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'”


Author: gkvanb13

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