Remembering Dr. King

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Monday, Jan. 15, was the birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. We celebrated the life and memory of this man who was murdered in the pursuit of freedom from oppression for all people by not having any classes, but there is much more to the legacy of Dr. King than the “I have a dream” speech that so many know, or the “Letter from a Birmingham jail” that almost everyone has read in a class at some point.

There is also a great deal more work to be done for equality and racial justice.

Here’s a list of events that are happening this week to continue the conversation about race and inequality.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

Montessori Lab Recites King, at multiple locations from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Courageous Conversations, in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

An Outrage: Legacy of Lynching, in the Arrupe Overlook from 6-8 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 18

Wall of Expression, in Gallagher Student Center from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Re-Imagining Gentrification, in the Center for Innovation from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Karaoke: Songs of Resistance, in Gallagher Atrium starting at 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 18

What is Oppression & Liberation?, in Conation Learning Center room 406 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

White Anti-Racist Workshop, in Gallagher Student Center room 214 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This post was assembled by U.S. and World News Editor Kevin Thomas. Calendar courtesy of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion