MLK King Week Events at Emory University

KING WEEK AT EMORY
January 21 - 29, 2013

Monday 1/21 | Tuesday 1/22 | Wednesday 1/23 | Thursday 1/24 | Sunday 1/27 | Tuesday 1/29
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Monday, January 21

PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION VIEWING PARTY 11:00AM - 1:00PM.
Sponsored by Volunteer Emory. Winship Ballroom.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS 1:30PM - 4:30PM
"Emory’s Day On" Remembering Martin Luther King Through Service." To volunteer for one of the various service projects around the city, pre-registration is required. Please contact Alexis Irby, Volunteer Emory Fellow at adirby@emory.edu or Tess Komarek at tkomare@emory.edu At Emory, it’s a day on, not a day off.


Tuesday, January 22

CHAPEL SERVICE OF WORD AND TABLE 11:00AM
The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, preaching. Sponsored by the Candler School of Theology. Cannon Chapel

KEYNOTE PANEL 4:00PM
"Women in the Civil Rights Movement: Personal Testimonies" Featuring Judy Richardson, Dorothy Zellner and Betty Garman Robinson discussing their book, Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC. Sponsored by the African American Studies Department, the Laney Graduate School, the Office of Community and Diversity and the Martin Luther King Holiday Observance Committee. Cannon Chapel. Reception in Brooks Commons.


Wednesday, January 23

READINGS 12NOON
"Words That Changed the World" Emory students, faculty and staff will read from speeches and letters written by prominent civil rights leaders from around the world, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi. Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life. Coca Cola Commons, Dobbs University Center.

FORUM 4:00PM
"Women Talking With Women: Reflecting on Race, Ethnicity, and Culture." This event features women of different backgrounds and experiences sharing and creating conversations with one another. Room 332 Dobbs University Center. Moderator: Pam Epps, Emory Counseling Center. Sponsored by the Division of Campus Life and the Center for Women.

FORUM 6:30PM
"Men In Dialogue" Given the current low graduation rate (less than 50% for minority students), our 2013 theme titled, "Education is your Path to Freedom", seeks to address the importance of education. Intergenerational groups will be formed to discuss education being the path to freedom! Sponsored by the Martin Luther King Holiday Observance Committee, Office of the Provost, S.O.U.L, and Emory University Center for Science Education. Winship Ballroom, Dobbs, University Center. Reception to follow.

CONCERT AND BIRTHDAY CAKE CELEBRATION 7:00PM
A choral concert and dramatic readings honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr featuring the Voices of Inner Strength gospel choir. Sponsored by the Dobbs University Center, the Black Students Alliance, the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services, and the Nu Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Coca-Cola Commons, Dobbs University Center.


Thursday, January 24

CHAPEL SERVICE OF WORD 11:00AM
Bishop Woodie W.White, Bishop-in-Residence reading his annual “Letter to MLK”. Songs of freedom. Sponsored by the Candler School of Theology. Cannon Chapel.

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS - 4:00PM
Keynote Speaker, House Minority Leader, Stacey Abrams. Sponsored by the Rollins School of Public Health and the Goizueta Business School. Boynton Auditorium, Goizueta Business School, 1300 Clifton Road. Reception to follow

PANEL DISCUSSION 5:00PM
"Civil Rights and Service." Sponsored by Volunteer Emory. Winship Ballroom. Reception to follow.

JAZZ VESPER SERVICE 7:00PM
Featuring Dwight Andrews, associate professor of music and the Atlanta Jazz Chorus. Sponsored by the Candler School of Theology, the Division of Campus Life and the Martin Luther King Holiday Observance Committee. Cannon Chapel.


Sunday, January 27

WORSHIP SERVICE 11:00AM
Luther Smith, professor of church and community, Candler School of Theology, will preach. Music provided by the Voices of Inner Strength, gospel choir. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life and the Nu Delta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Cannon Chapel. Reception follows in Brooks Commons.


Tuesday, January 29

ECUMENICAL CELEBRATION - OXFORD COLLEGE 7:30PM
Annual event celebrating the Civil Rights movement and the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr. distinguished senior scholar-in-residence at Candler School of Theology, will speak. An Interdenominational Choir, Voices of Praise gospel choir from Oxford College, and Oxappella, the a cappella group from the college, will sing. Old Church, Oxford, Georgia. For more information, please contact Rev. Lyn Pace at 770.784.8392 or ppace@emory.edu.


Other Activities

EXHIBITS

January 3-January 31 Religious Life: Our Journeys into the Global Community. Photographs from The Journeys Program trips to the Middle East, Cuba, South Africa, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life. Main Gallery, Dobbs University Center.

February 21-December 1, 2013 And the Struggle Continues: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s Fight for Social Change Exhibition examines the continued social and political relevancy of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a significant civil and human rights organization, in the decades following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. Challenging popular assumptions that the famed civil rights organization reduced its activities post-1968, this exhibition highlights the tireless efforts of SCLC to broaden and adapt its strategies to achieve positive and affirmative social change Schatten Gallery, Level 3, Robert W. Woodruff Library. Curated by Carol Anderson, Michael Ra-shon Hall, and Sarah Quigley



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