Office of Diversity Education

2017 Events 

 

MLK WEEK

Atlanta, Georgia, USA — Martin Luther King Jr. listens at a meeting of the SCLC, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, at a restaurant in Atlanta. The SCLC is a civil rights organization formed by Martin Luther King after the success of the Montgomery bus boycott. — Image by © Flip Schulke/CORBIS
Schedule of events for our celebration of the life and teachings of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., January 16-20, 2017…


 

Monday,
January 16

All Day

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - University Closed.
MLK Day of Service Information:
https://www.unitedway-wc.org/MLK_DOS


Tuesday,
January 17


5:30-7:30PM
McCombs Ballroooms


Race and Ethnicity Symposium sponsored by the Race and Ethnicity Studies Program, Office of the Dean of Faculty and the Diversity Enrichment Committee.


Wednesday,
January 18


12:00-1:00PM

PRC 132


Tools for Tough Conversations A workshop for handling conflict in dialogue, sponsored by Student Life.

 

5:00-6:00PM

Prothro Center Open Lounge
(2nd floor)

Celebration of Community: An Evening of Solidarity (Music, Spoken Word, Dance and Performance) sponsored by the Office of Diversity Education and The Coalition for Diversity and Social Justice.

 

6:00-7:00PM &

7:00-8:00PM
Cross Cultural Center (PRC 234)

Lavender Spaces Training for creating meaningful safe spaces for Marginalized Orientations, Gender Alignments and Intersex (MOGAI) or LGBTQ+ students, sponsored by the Office of Diversity Education and The Coalition for Diversity and Social Justice.


Thursday,
January 19


11:30AM

Lois Perkins Chapel


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Chapel Service Rev. John F. McCormick, founding pastor of CrossWork Christian Center in Round Rock will deliver the message. Sponsored by Spiritual and Religious Life.

 

5:30-7:30PM
McCombs Ballroooms

Race and Ethnicity Symposium sponsored by the Race and Ethnicity Studies Program, Office of the Dean of Faculty and the Diversity Enrichment Committee.

 

8:00PM

Olin 105

Documentary Screening: “13th” Ava DuVernay’s film explores the intersection of racism and the criminal justice system. Sponsored by Student Activities.


Friday,
January 20


12:00-1:00PM

PRC 132


Space for Sharing or Silence On the last day of MLK Week, and on Inauguration Day, we hold space for those who would like to process the week’s events, share fears and hopes, or be with others in the SU community in silence.

 

2:00-3:00PM &

3:00-4:00PM

Prothro Center Lobby

Ask Big Questions® An interactive session based on Hillel International’s program that asks, “Can we change the world through better conversation?” Sponsored by the Voter-Friendly Campus Committee and Student Life.