MLK Jr. Week of Service, Learning and Action
From January 21 to January 27, 2017, Lewis & Clark College is dedicating an entire week to commemorating the movement of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We offer featured programs, events, and opportunities for service.
2017 THEME : “Building Bridges for Transformation”
MLK week schedule is as follows:
Saturday, January 21, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. @ Stamm, Templeton Campus Center, CAS
Join us for a campus-wide celebration of Dr. King and other Civil Rights leaders. In acknowledgement of the tremendous examples these leaders have set as well as the continuing struggle for social justice, Lewis & Clark community members join together for this day of service and reflection. Registration
Professor Burke received her bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She obtained her law degree from Yale Law School, where she was an editor for both the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism and the Yale Journal of International Law. President Obama nominated Professor Burke in 2012 as his Assistant Secretary-Designate, and the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Energy and Natural Resources positively reported on her nomination later that year. Environmental Law and Equity - Professor Marcilynn A. Burke. RSVP and invite othershere.
Freedom U: Which strategies do you use to build awareness and effect change on or off campus? Come to this workshop to explore tactics utilized by undocumented students at Freedom University, Atlanta, Georgia. For more information: https://college.lclark.edu/live/events/211795-organizing-for-change-stories-from-the RSVP and invite others here.
Professor Forman’s theme will be fighting for racial justice in challenging times, a topic that was not unfamiliar to Martin Luther King, Jr. He will talk about two issues that have been his life’s work and that he considers central to today’s civil rights movement—working against mass incarceration and for better schools. He will offer concrete suggestions about how to make progress on these issues even in the current moment, when national politics are challenging. Throughout the talk, he will draw insight and inspiration from the words and lessons of Dr. King and other civil rights activists, and he will connect their teachings to the present. RSVP and invite others here.
Student activism in the United States has always been a part of the higher education experience. However, the civil rights movement of the 1960’s forever changed the way students express their dissent, while also shaping the field of student affairs as we know it today. This Ted Talk will highlight the historical impact the civil rights movement had on American higher education and how we see that impact in current times. RSVP and invite others here.
Friday, January 27, 7:00 p.m. @ Gregg Pavillion, CAS
Performance Art & Open Mic
MLK Week Co-chairs: Tiffany Farmer, CAS Student, and Nathan Baptiste, Director of Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement. MLK Week Planning Committee Members: Anna N’ Semi, CAS Student, Brian Van Gundy, Graduate Assistant for Student Leadership and Service, Bruce Taft Jr, Program Manager for the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, Deena Sajitharan, Law Student, Harold McNaron, Director of Student Leadership and Services, Janet Steverson, Dean of Diversity & Inclusion, Mark Duntley, Director of Spiritual Life, and Terrell Mwetta, CAS Student