Concordia Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan 17, 2011FOR MORE INFORMATION:
ERIKA SWENSON and MAREN HAMILTON, Student Government Association Event Commissioners
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CONCORDIA CELEBRATES MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
The Concordia College Student Government Association announces the schedule of activities celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 17. The Concordia community will address societal issues and cultural awareness by examining King's legacy and its effect on the world today.
Schedule of Events
8:30-9:40 a.m. "How Relevant is Gandhi to Today's World? A Study of Contemporary India" - Sudhir Selvaraj '11 (Centrum)
9:50-10:20 a.m. Chapel (Centrum)
10:30-11:40 a.m. Keynote: "A Deeper Black: The Meaning of Race in the Age of Obama" - Ta-Nehisi Coates (Centrum)
11:50 a.m.-1 p.m. "Invisible Children" Video and Discussion (The Maize)
1:20-2:30 p.m. Keynote: "Dr. King's Dream" - Mixed Blood Theatre (Centrum)
2:40-3:50 pm Concurrent Sessions
- Session 1: Ta-Nehisi Coates: Race in Popular Culture (Centrum)
- Session 2: "What is Religious Pluralism?" - Kaitlin Weis '11 and Todd Schuldt '11 (KCC Wall Lounge - Tabernacle)
- Session 3: "More than Rosa Parks: Women in the Civil Rights Movement:" - Women's Studies Program (Morrie Jones Suites A/B)
- Session 4: "Inside Invisible Children: A Concordia BREW Experience" - Kelsey Corbin '09 (Morrie Jones Suites C/D)
8-9:30 p.m. M.anifest
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a young author and editor specializing in black history and politics. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine and Time. In his presentation Coates will address complex and current issues, such as asking what "black culture" truly means. For more information visit www.thelavinagency.com/speaker-ta-nehisi-coates.html.
Based out of Minneapolis, Mixed Blood Theatre uses theater as a means of illustrating social issues and calling for change. "Dr. King's Dream" is one of the group's travelling productions that incorporates Martin Luther King Jr.'s books, sermons and letters.The production will be followed by an interactive discussion period to further engage students. For more information visit www.mixedblood.com.
Born in Accra, Ghana, M.anifest is a socially conscious recording artist, performer and MC. He now resides in the Twin Cities and is currently completing a project titled "Coming to America: Immigrant Chronicles." For more information visit www.manifestmc.com.
All events at this annual celebration are free and open to the public. Most events are located in the Centrum, Knutson Campus Center except where noted.