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Snapshot: January 16, 2016

We’ve got a jam-packed week this week. We are spending the whole week “Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr” – and it’s full of great speakers, talks, service opportunities, birthday parties, and more! All the details are right below.  

MondayI’ll go ahead and mention that there are no classes today – but only to say that now we’ve got plenty of time to spend it out and about on campus for all the good stuff going on!

Such as, a Dream-Themed Japanese Tea Ceremony. That’s right, today in the Watson from 2-3, the Chanoyu Tea Society will be celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a bowl of tea, some sweets, and a mindfulness. Now hopefully you reserved a ticket – but if you didn’t you might be able to snag one late or be on standby for any empty seats.

We’ve also got a student panel discussing the activism of Martin Luther King, Jr. That’ll be in Hillel from 5-6:30pm. Come listen to students – and have a discussion with students – about the spirit of social justice and how students can be proactive in issues of race, gender, sexuality, economic background and the environment.

Whew. That was just Monday.

TuesdayMichael Hill, a visiting professor from the University of Iowa, will be talking about Adolescence in the Black Imagination at 4:30 in the Hillel Multipurpose Room. It’s going to be a good one – don’t miss it!

Round out your Tuesday in Stackhouse, where they’ll be showing the movie “Eyes on the Prize.” Showing starts at 6pm – so get there a little early to get your front row seats!

WednesdayStarting at 12:20 in the Commons Living Room, there will be a poetry-reading highlighting and celebrating the pursuit of equality and justice. Students, professors – and even YOU – can come by and read poems that speak to that theme. Poems will be read until 1:45 – and refreshments will be served.

We round out Wednesday with the traditional Reflections dinner – where members from the campus and Lexington communities will offer what King has meant to them as individuals, to their community, to the country, to the world, and to students. A meal will be provided – but you’ve got to RSVP to get a plate.

Looking AheadOnce we’ve gone to all the talks and done all the movie viewings – there’s still even more to show. What you ask? How about: a viewing of the Inaugural Address (with professional commentary), performances of “The Other Mozart”;  oh and did I mention Founder’s Day is on Thursday??? That’s a big one. Come on back tomorrow to hear all about it.


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