Office of Diversity Programming

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration - 2014

Events for Monday, January 20th

March of Solidarity
12:10 p.m.
Starting at the Center of Southwest Studies

From the Center of Southwest Studies to the Student Union we will sing our hope and gratitude guided by the wonderful voices of the Fort Lewis College Concert Choir.

Choir Performance
12:30 p.m.
Student Union

Fort Lewis College Concert Choir will perform two pieces in the Student Union.

Rally/Open Mic
12:40 p.m.
Student Union Lounge

Dr. King preached, marched, went to prison and eventually died out of love for his community. Tell us how you or someone you know demonstrates love for community. Hot Chocolate and Cookies provided!

Film: “White Like Me” by Tim Wise
6:30 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom

White Like Me, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. Wise offers a fascinating look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class, and argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with this legacy of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today.

Panel discussion to follow film with Jennifer Stollman, Yohannes Woldemariam, Emma Salazar, Carey Vicenti

Events for Wednesday, January 22

Film: “King: A Filmed Record... from Montgomery to Memphis”
5:00 p.m.
Vallecito Room, Student Union

The landmark documentary that chronicles the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and culminating with his assassination in Memphis in 1968. Originally screened in theaters for only a single night in 1970, King: A Filmed Record combines dramatic readings by Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones and Paul Newman, among others, with newsreel and archival footage to create a powerful and comprehensive record of Dr. King’s legacy and the American Civil Rights movement. 

Public Parking

Free parking in the football stadium parking lot D. Campus Map

More Information

For more information, contact Nancy Stoffer, 970-247-7170  or Stoffer_N@fortlewis.edu.

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