Commemoration Week Events

Monday, January 21

• 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Upcycling, Kirkhof Center, Pere Marquette Room

• 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Workshop: Back to Reality: Finding Our Freedom through Storytelling, Kirkhof Center, room 2215/2216

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

• 1 p.m.: Silent March to Fieldhouse, ** Updated: assemble inside the Student Services Building

• 1:30 p.m.: Keynote Presentation by Dr. David Stovall, Fieldhouse (LIB 100/201 approved)

• 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion, #BreaktheSilence, Kirkhof Center, rooms 2215/2216


Wednesday, January 23

• 4:30 p.m.: Keynote Presentation by Shannon Cohen, Kirkhof Center, Pere Marquette Room (LIB 100/201 approved)

• 6 p.m.: Democracy 101 Series: “This is What Democracy Looks Like! #Breaking the Silence and the Living Legacy of MLK” Mary Idema Pew Library, multipurpose room; sponsored by the Community Service Learning Center.


Thursday, January 24
• 7 p.m.: Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf: Jefferson, Slavery, and the Moral Imagination, Eberhard Center, room 215
Presented by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies: Thomas Jefferson, the most revered philosopher of the early republic’s Enlightenment ideals, was deeply involved in the nation’s original sin of slavery. Historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf will explore how to find common ground at the troubled crossroads of race and American memory. Visit to RSVP.


Saturday, January 26
• 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity, meet at Cook-DeWitt Center
Coordinated by the Community Service Learning Center, volunteers will hear a keynote presentation then participate in service projects with area partners. Register online at

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