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SCULPTURE OF REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SEEN AT WASHINGTON MEMORIAL
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Xavier University plans a week of events to celebrate the birthday of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King. Events are free and open to the public, except where noted. Co-sponsored by Xavier’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Student Involvement, Center for Interfaith Community Engagement, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Career Services Center and Black Student Association.

Xavier Events

Jan. 21 

10 a.m.
Breakfast and Dialogue: The True Meaning of the Dream
GALLAGHER STUDENT CENTER 214 

We will discuss clips from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Man of Peace In a time of War Documentary.

12 p.m.
Inauguration 2013
GALLAGHER STUDENT CENTER 280 


Jan. 22 

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Exemplary Leadership Practices of Dr. Martin Luther King , Jr.
GALLAGHER STUDENT CENTER 280 

What is your Dream? Drop by to Learn about the leadership practices of Dr. Martin Luther King.

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Breaking the Silence: Wall of Expression
GALLAGHER STUDENT CENTER 1st FLOOR 

Address and diffuse the multitude of civil injustices prevalent today. 
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Breaking the Silence: Discussing The Wall GALLAGHER STUDENT CENTER 214 
Dialogue about injustice, discrimination and civil liberties.

Jan. 23 

6 p.m.
BSA Presents: Our Friend Martin
CONATON LEARNING COMMONS KENNEDY AUDITORIUM

This is the story of a black teenager named Miles, who has to go on a class field trip to the museum of learning what Martin Luther King Jr. did for humanity; he thinks that he’d rather play baseball. But the trip turns into an exciting adventure when he and his best friend, Randy, are sent back in time meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at several points during his life.

Jan. 24 

5 p.m.
Troop 1500
GALLAGHER STUDENT CENTER CLOCK TOWER LOUNGE 

Troop 1500 unites daughters with mothers who are serving time for serious crimes, giving them a chance to rebuild their broken bonds. Join us in dialogue as we explore Dr. Martin Luther King’s views on social justice issues surrounding women and girls.

Jan. 25 

7:00 p.m.
The Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., RHS PSI Chapter present — Ivy Prince Boyz II Men: Evolution of a Gentleman.
GALLAGHER STUDENT CENTER THEATER 

The Ivy Prince is a pageant that showcases the talents and contributions of the male students on campus. Tickets $5.

 

Dayton Events

The University of Dayton plans a week of events to celebrate the birthday of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15. Events are free and open to the public.  
  For more information, visit “University of Dayton MLK Celebration” on Facebook and follow @UD_MLK on Twitter.

Jan. 15

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Kennedy Union Torch Lounge

Celebration and Kick-Off Table
Stop by the birthday party for the Rev. King.

Jan. 16

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Kennedy Union Torch Lounge

Faculty panel
A faculty panel will discuss their experiences with the Rev. King’s work and legacy in their own work. The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is sponsoring this event. Call 937-229-4073 for more information.

Jan. 17

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Kennedy Union Torch Lounge

King’s Dream, Chaminade’s Vision, Your Future
A panel discussion comparing the Marianist family and the Rev. King’s visions. The Society of Mary and the Office of Multicultural Affairs are sponsoring the event. Call 937-229-3634 for more information.

Jan. 18

9 a.m.-11 p.m.
ArtStreet

“Solidarity: A Day of Words, A Night of Art for Dr. King,”
Presented by ArtStreet and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
UD Speaks, all day, ArtStreet Studio E. Create posters influenced by the words and imagery of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Paint and poster board will be provided to design an inspired message that will be staked into the Humanities lawn along with other campus and community members’ art, creating a collage of original art work.
A Night in ’63 Vinyl Party, 6-8 p.m., ArtStreet Studio D. Dance and groove to the vinyl sounds from the civil rights era including music from Stax Records (Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes) and Motown (Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin). The University’s spoken word organization, UKURI, will perform pieces influenced by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company will showcase a very intimate dance piece for this special evening.
4 Little Girls Film Screening, 8 p.m., ArtStreet Studio B. Spike Lee’s powerful documentary about the notorious bombing of an African-American church in 1963. Hosted by associate professor of religious studies Cecilia Moore.

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