2015 Schedule of Activities
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All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.

January 9-20

Young Artist Artwork Exhibition
Harre Union

Thursday, Jan. 15

MLK performance: Shades of Gray
5 - 6:20 p.m.
Harre Union Ballrooms

Art & Essay Contest Recognition and Award Ceremony
6:30 p.m.
Harre Union Ballrooms

Friday, Jan. 16

Community Conversations - topic: passages from Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah
12 - 1 p.m.
various locations in Valparaiso - see link for more information

Saturday, Jan. 17  

Film Screening - Documented
2 - 4 p.m.

Harre Union Ballrooms

Sunday, Jan. 18

Gospel Communion Service
10 a.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection

Rev. Dr. James Capers, preaching and pianist
Rev. Charlene Cox, presiding
Cantor: Angela Jeter '11
Trombonist: Rev. Michael Cobbler

Alan Bloom Memorial Basketball Tournament (Registration required)
4 - 9 p.m.
Athletics and Recreation Center

Monday, Jan. 19

featuring keynote speaker Ishmael Beah
10 a.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection

Luncheon (Tickets required)
featuring Q&A with Convocation speaker Ishmael Beah
11:45 a.m.
Harre Union Ballrooms

Focus Session I
1:15 p.m.
various locations on campus

Focus Session II
2:30 p.m.
various locations on campus

featuring Joanne Bland
4 p.m.
Christopher Center Community Room

"Someone In Our Family Is Hurting" Silent Candlelight Vigil
5:30 - 6 p.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection
Organized by Valpo's family of Diversity Facilitators.

"Talk to a Lawyer Today"
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wesemann Hall (Law School)
Hosted by the NWI Volunteer Lawyers, Inc.

Thursday, Jan. 22

Valpo Law MLK speaker
featuring Terry Smith, Distinguished Research Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law
"From King to Obama: Cycles of Backlash and the Fire Next Time"
4 p.m.
Wesemann Hall (Law School)

Friday, Jan. 23

Mock Congressional Debate
Topic: The riots and protestor experiences related to events in Ferguson, MO.  
4 - 6 p.m.
Wesemann Hall (Law School)
Presented and hosted by Valparaiso Law students.