5th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Awareness Week
Celebrating Diversity: The New Age Of Equality
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
KING: The Man
Dr. Casarae Gibson
Special Film Clips + Dialogue
Casarae Gibson, PhD
Brown Bag Lunch Event
Pfendler Hall - Room 241: 12:00-1:30 PM
DATA BROCHURE Gibson-2016.pdf
Dr. Gibson will discuss civil rights visionary and legend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an ordinary man with extraordinary talent. Using video snippets and documentation, she will address questions, myths, and the relevance of King’s message today while performing a comparative analysis with current social and political events. Location PFEN 241 from 12pm-1:30pm. Bring your lunch and bring any books to donate for the fight against illiteracy and the competition.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Cultural & Social Change
Special Guest Speaker
"Blue Streets: A History of American Homelossness"
Brown Bag Lunch Event
Pfendler Building - Room 241: 12:00-1:30PM
DATA BROCHURE Sawyer-2016.pdf
Mr. Sawyer will explain the path to civil rights and how it was, is and will be. He brings in the facts about the movement and how all races, ethnicities, social economics will play a role. Moreover, the work presented will refer to Martin Luther King Jr legacy re: the Poor Peoples’ Campaign and Resurrection City. Location PFEN 241 from 12pm-1:30pm. Bring your lunch and bring any books to donate for the fight against illiteracy and the competition.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Four workshops about checking the box on identity.
Discovery Learning Center – RM 131; 9:30 – 10:30AM
Discovery Learning Center – RM 131; 11:00 – 12:00PM
Pfendler Hall – RM 241; 1:30 – 2:30PM
Pfendler Hall – RM 241; 3:00 – 4:00PM
DATA BROCHURE Fosberg-2016.pdf
In this fast-food, digital, mass-consumption age, we are constantly bombarded by images, information, and beliefs, forcing us to make quick judgments, opinions, and character assessments. Whether it is the color of our skin, the place of our birth, our accents and dialects, our religious affiliation, the way we dress, or the music we listen to, people are incessantly judging who we are. In addition, we are also essentially asked to evaluate ourselves by the requirement to check a box that tells others who we are. How do we define ourselves? How do we define others? How do we arrive at these definitions? And what part of our definitions for one another are facts, what part fictions? This interactive session encourages participants to laugh at themselves and others, while finding a real and constructive path to ending additional misperceptions. He will give 4 workshops throughout the day. Bring any books to donate for the fight against illiteracy and the competition.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Light Snacks Provided
Pfendler Hall - Room 241: 12:00-1:30PM
DATA BROCHURE VOD-2016.pdf
Join the colleges of Agriculture, and HHS as we interact with VOD and talk about what it means to be a interdenominational, choir with various ethnicities represented. The choir (located at Butler University) will talk briefly about how they formed the choir, their audiences, and how they make their song selections. Then the choir will perform a few ballads for our enjoyment. Location PFEN 241 from 12pm-1:30pm. Bring any books to donate for the fight against illiteracy and the competition.
For additional information about this or any other of the week's events, please contact DATA sub-committee members Myron McClure (email@example.com), Shaneka Lawson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Megan Gunn (email@example.com), Nathan Engelberth (firstname.lastname@example.org), Sonia Pierce (email@example.com), Roneisha Watkin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Comment at: #TakeActionMLK16
Bring your lunch and participate in a week of celebration.
Sponsors: College of Agriculture, College of Health & Human Sciences, & College of Science
"These events not only celebrate the great contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but demonstrate our college's commitment to
building an inclusive environment."
- Dr. Pamala Morris, Assistant Dean & Director, Office of Multicultural Programs, COA