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10th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Awareness Week
And the Band Plays On... | January 25-29, 2021

All events are open to the public. Sponsored by Purdue University’s College of Agriculture and College of Health & Human Sciences, these events are an important way to honor Dr. King’s teachings, celebrate how subsequent generations have put those lessons into action, and contemplate the work yet to be done.  View and download the overview flyer.

Remember that this year the College of Agriculture and College of Health and Human Sciences are partnering with the Hanna Center to support the Hanna's Center's important work with low-income youth and youth of color: https://hannacntr.org/ If you choose to donate to the Hanna Center, please write "MLK Jr. Week" in the comments.

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Please email aabledso@purdue.edu if you require accommodations to attend any of the events.

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Events

Monday Event Photo.jpg"John Lewis: Good Trouble"

Monday, January 25th, 2021 @12:00-1:40pm EST

Film Screening (100min)

Join a virtual screening of director Dawn Porter's acclaimed 2020 documentary about the late John Lewis.  A Civil Rights Movement leader and congressman from Georgia, Lewis organized 1963's March on Washington, led the "Bloody Sunday" march from Selma to Montgomery, and inspired generations of American activists.

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Tuesday Event Photo.jpgBlack Trans and Queer Leadership in Civil Rights

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 @12:00-1:30pm EST

Panel Discussion (90min)

Communities facing the most severe marginalization can most clearly see the cracks in society that demand attention. However, history has rarely given them due credit for Civil Rights victories.  A virtual panel of Black trans and queer advocates will connect historical achievements to contemporary aims and offer suggestions for people to engage in racial justice movements.

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Wednesday Event Photo.jpgDue Process: Racial Justice in America's Legal System

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 @12:00-1:30pm EST

Presentation (90min)

Events of the past year have increased our awareness of intersections between racial justice and America's legal system.  This virtual presentation will explore structural concerns within those systems and consider everyday ways to contribute to decriminalization and less punitive forms of accountability in our communities.

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Thursday Event Photo.jpgBIPOC Farmers in Sustainable Agriculture

Thursday, January 28th, 2021 @12:00-1:30pm EST

Forum (90min)

In America and around the world, farmers who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color face unique challenges in equitable access to grow food while practices environmental stewardship.  Representatives from Purdue Agriculture faculty, Purdue Extension's Urban Agriculture program, and Purdue's Center for Global Food Security will outline these challenges and potential solutions. This session is presented in conjunction with the Purdue Center for the Environment.In America and around the world, farmers who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color face unique challenges in equitable access to grow food while practices environmental stewardship.  Representatives from Purdue Agriculture faculty, Purdue Extension's Urban Agriculture program, and Purdue's Center for Global Food Security will outline these challenges and potential solutions. This session is presented in conjunction with the Purdue Center for the Environment.

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Friday Event Photo.jpgCarrying the Movement Forward

Friday, January 29th, 2021 @12:00-1:30pm EST

Panel Discussion (90min)

The past, present, and future of social movements and Civil Rights advocacy unite in this virtual discussion featuring Purdue University students.  This panel will discuss the experiences that galvanized them toward action in advocacy, the issues with which they are engaging right now, and how platforms for advocacy and outreach are evolving.

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Ag Alumni Panel

Thursday, February 4thth, 2021 @6:30pm EST

Panel Discussion

Join us for this final event in the MLK Jr. Celebration Week 2021 series for a discussion among College of Agriculture alumni as they discuss current events related to equity, inclusion, and sustainability in the field of Agriculture.

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