- High school students honored for MLK art
- MLK Celebration to add New Orleans flavor
- Free legal consultations available
- Art exhibits featured during MLK Celebration
- Campus to participate in day of service
- Book discussion looks at civil rights struggle
- Social justice activist headlines MLK Celebration
- Professor, student follow in Dr. King's footsteps
January and February
MLK Art Exhibitions
Chapel of the Resurrection and VU Center for the Arts (Strimbu Gallery)
Photographs by artists Steven Marc and Willy Williams will be on display Jan. 10 through Feb. 24.
Wednesday January 16
11:30 a .m.-Christopher Center (Faculty Lounge)
Faculty are invited to join the Department of Education and Teaching Resource Center for the discussion "Whiteness in Education: Student Responses to Privilege and Race." Lunch will be served to faculty who RSVP to Cynthia Rutz at ext. 5960 or Cynthia.Rutz@valpo.edu.
Thursday January 17
MLK Film Festival
7 p.m.-Neils Science Center
The film Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Historical Perspective will be shown, with discussion to follow.
Friday January 18
Young Aspiring Artist Reception and Service Learning Projects
6:15 p.m.-VU Center for the Arts
A reception with refreshments will recognize local high-school who have created art work remembering Dr. King's life and legacy. Recent service learning projects by VU students also will be presented.
8:30 p.m. - Union
National Poetry Slam Champion Shihan will perform, along with student music, poetry and artwork.
Saturday January 19
Service Day Activities
Volunteer to work with the Valparaiso Fire Department installing smoke detectors and fire extinguishers in area homes.
Middle school art-essay-poetry
1:30 p.m. - Athletics-Recreation Center
Fifth grade students from Valparaiso's Northview Elementary School who have prepared MLK-related essays, art, and poetry will be honored by the Valpo Department of Athletics and Horizon League during the women's basketball game. The projects of 15 students will be displayed during the game.
Sunday January 20
MLK Celebration of Remembrance and Praise
MLK Film Festival
The film American History X will be shown, with discussion to follow.
Monday January 21
Convocation with Dr. Iva Carruthers, including the 2008 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award
10:00-11:00 a.m. - Chapel of the Resurrection
Keynote Address: TBA
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Union
The creole-themed lunch will offer an opportunity to discuss Dr. Carruthers' keynote address.
Focus Session I: 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Focus Session II: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Jazz Funeral and Procession
3:45 p.m. - Christopher Center Community Room
A traditional New Orleans-style Jazz Funeral Procession will begin at the Christopher Center and proceed to the Chapel of the Resurrection, culminating with a Jazz Funeral at 4 p.m.
Reception with artist Stephen Marc
5 p.m. - Christopher Center
Photographer Stephen Marc will be present to discuss his MLK art exhibit at Valpo.
Talk to a Lawyer
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Wesemann Hall
Local attorneys will offer 10-minute consultations to the general public free of charge.
Tuesday January 22
VU School of Law Speaker
4:30 p.m. - Wesemann Hall
Penelope Andrews, visiting professor of law and international human rights expert, will present “From Selma to Soweto to Srebrenica: An Injury to One is an Injury to All.”
Thursday January 24
Mock Congressional Debate
4:30 - 7 p.m. - Wesemann Hall
Students in the VU School of Law will will debate the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007.
Saturday January 26
Community Service Project
The VU School of Law will lead a community service project.