Events

Schedule

Monday, January 18

Click here for a flyer of the week's events.
 

9:30-11:30 a.m.: Upcycling for Our Community
Russel H. Kirkhof Center, Pere Marquette Room

•• (2 sessions) Participants will engage in upcycling crafts that will be donated to local shelters or health care organizations.

 

10-11:30 a.m.: Presentation by students, "Excerpts from 'Twilight Los Angeles: 1992.'"
Kirkhof Center, room 2263

•• In a play by Anna Deavere Smith, the perspectives of famous, infamous and anonymous individuals linked to the direct aftermath of the acquittal of four LAPD officers charged with assaulting Rodney King provides the structural framework of this groundbreaking piece of American theater. Often referred to as documentary theater, the production draws on traditions of oral history and is designed to promote discussion and social change, while giving voice to individuals who might otherwise go uncounted.

 

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Lunch
Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room

 

1 p.m.: Silent March to Fieldhouse
Assemble in front of Zumberge Hall

 

1:30 p.m.: Keynote Presentation by Touré
Fieldhouse

 

2:30-4 p.m.: Presentation by students, "Excerpts from 'Twilight Los Angeles: 1992.'"
Kirkhof Center, room 2263

•• In a play by Anna Deavere Smith, the perspectives of famous, infamous and anonymous individuals linked to the direct aftermath of the acquittal of four LAPD officers charged with assaulting Rodney King provides the structural framework of this groundbreaking piece of American theater. Often referred to as documentary theater, the production draws on traditions of oral history and is designed to promote discussion and social change, while giving voice to individuals who might otherwise go uncounted.

 

2:30-4 p.m.: Drop-In Readings
Kirkhof Center, room 2270

•• Faculty and staff members will read from Dr. King’s works and then facilitate discussion; participants can drop-in anytime, to listen and discuss. Schedule readers are Chasity Bailey-Fakhoury, assistant professor of education; Casey Thelenwood, assistant director of the Center for Educational Partnerships; and John Shinsky, interim dean of the College of Education. Click here for a flyer.

 

2:30-4:30 p.m.: Upcycling for Our Community
Kirkhof Center, Pere Marquette Room

 


Wednesday, January 20

3 p.m.: Community workshop with Patrisse Cullors
Kirkhof Center, Pere Marquette Room

 

4:30 p.m.: Keynote Presentation by Patrisse Cullors
Russel H. Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room
Note: This presentation will be simulcast to an audience at the DeVos Center, Loosemore Auditorium, Pew Grand Rapids Campus.


Thursday, January 21

8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.: Teach-In “Power, Privilege and Difficult Dialogues”
Kirkhof Center, DeVos Center
Visit www.gvsu.edu/teach-in for details.


Saturday, January 23

9 a.m.-3 p.m.: MLK Day of Service and Solidarity
Volunteers will meet in the Kirkhof Center then travel to worksites. Coordinated by the Community Service Learning Center.
Registration is required, click here.