2014 Schedule of Activities
2014 MLK Program
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All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday, Jan. 16

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

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

Friday, Jan. 17 

Community Conversations - topic: excerpts from "Letter From a Birmingham Jail"
12-1 p.m.
various locations in Valparaiso:

  • Lutheran Deaconess Association/Center for Diaconal Ministry
  • Valparaiso YMCA
  • Dayspring Women's Center
  • Walt's Place
  • HealthLinc
  • Pines Village Retirement Communities
  • United Way of Porter County

Film Screening - Half the Sky
featuring a pre-recorded intro from Sheryl WuDunn
5-7 p.m.
Harre Union Ballroom 

Student Coffee House
7-10 p.m.
Harre Union Ballrooms

Saturday, Jan. 18 

Film Screening - Half the Sky
featuring live Q-and-A afterward with Sheryl WuDunn
2-4 p.m.
Harre Union Ballroom

Sunday, Jan. 19 

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

Rev. Jim Wetzstein, preaching
Rev. Dr. John Nunes, presiding
Liturgy: African-American gospel setting from Evangelical Lutheran Worship
Cantor: Angela Jeter '11, Valpo alum
Pianists: Dennis Friesen-Carper, Lorraine Brugh 

Monday, Jan. 20 

Convocation
featuring keynote speaker Rev. Dr. John Nunes
10 a.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection

Tree Blessing
11:15 a.m.
MLK Arboretum

Celebration of Service
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Harre Union Hearth Room 

Luncheon (Tickets required)
featured entertainment, Nigerian dance troupe Umuada Ure
11:45 a.m.
Harre Union Ballroom

Focus Session I
1:15-2:15 p.m.
various locations on campus

Focus Session II
2:30-3:30 p.m.
various locations on campus

Commemorative Talk with Amelia Chizwala Peterson, J.D., LL.M.
2:30-5 p.m.
Wesemann Hall (Law School)

Closing
featuring Jamil Khoury & Silk Road Rising
4-5pm p.m.
Valpo Center for the Arts Theater

"Talk to a Lawyer Today"
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wesemann Hall (Law School)

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Mock Congressional Debate
Topic: Stand Your Ground Law: Law students will debate the pros and cons of the Stand Your Ground defense in light of the Trayvon Martin case.
6 p.m.
Wesemann Hall (Law School)

Thursday, Jan. 23 

Valpo Law MLK speaker
featuring William E. Nelson, NYU
4 p.m.
Wesemann Hall (Law School)
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