All MLK events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.
Film Screening: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Sunday, January 14 at 4:00 pm
Neils Science Center, Classroom 234
A 2017 Academy Award® Nominee for Best Documentary Feature, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is an examination of racism in America through the lens of James Baldwin’s unfinished book, Remember This House. Intended as an account of the lives of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr., each of whom James Baldwin personally knew, only a 30-page manuscript of the book was ever completed. Combining Baldwin’s manuscript with footage of depictions of African-Americans throughout American history, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO uses Baldwin’s words to illuminate the pervasiveness of American racism and the efforts to curtail it, from the civil rights movement to #BlackLivesMatter. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism.
Director: Raoul Peck
Simulation: A Closer Look: #YouAreWelcomeHere?
Monday, January 15 from 12pm-2pm and again from 4pm-6pm
Brown & Gold Room, Harre Union
Each year, Valpo hosts hundreds of international students from 35+ countries around the world. During the Fall 2017 opening convocation, President Heckler charged students, faculty & staff to make campus and our Valparaiso community a welcoming place for all using the nationally trending hashtag #YouAreWelcomeHere. Despite all the positive experiences our international students have while studying in Valpo, are you aware of the additional challenges they face in getting to the United States, and succeeding in our classrooms and community? Experience this interactive simulation and discover what you can do to make campus a more welcoming place for international students.
Open Mic Night
Monday, January 15 at 6:30 pm
Café Stage, Harre Union
Join us for music, poetry and other creative performances that celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and see contemporary takes on King’s continually relevant message.
If you want to perform at Open Mic Night, sign up using this form.