Martin Luther King
Shake the World:
Empower the Dream
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 20-26, 2013
Events will include:
• Concurrent social justice and service learning opportunities in the morning and afternoon; see Keynote Events tab at left for details.
• Silent March
• Keynote speeches by Glenda Hatchett and Majora Carter
• Day of Service
Check the Calendar of Events tab at left for details.
Simulcast for Thursday changed
Majora Carter, urban revitalizationist, will give a keynote presentation on Thursday, January 24, in the Kirkhof Center, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Grand River Room.
Carter’s presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be simulcast to the Eberhard Center, room 201, and the Meijer Holland Campus. The Pew Campus location had been Loosemore Auditorium, but that has changed.
Native American students plan rally
Grand Valley's Native American Student Association will host a rally on Monday, January 21, by the Cook Carillon Tower.
From 1-4 p.m., there will be drumming, dancing and singing during the "Idle No More Rally." The public is invited to join in.
Many community events will be held to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy. Below are details about the third annual MLK@TheMovies Night:
"The House I Live In"
Tuesday, January 22, 6:30 p.m. at Celebration Cinema North.
This year’s film is “The House I Live In,” a powerful documentary focused on Mass Incarceration.
RSVP at celebrationcinema.com/house; organizers are asking participants bring personal care items for new parolees as admission.
New this year!
Grand Valley State University officials announced they will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by presenting an award to a West Michigan individual or organization who best portrays the spirit of King’s teachings and examples.
The award will be presented on Thursday, January 24, prior to Majora Carter's presentation.
Page last modified January 17, 2013