Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

2019 MLK Celebration Save the Date

 The 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

January 21 - 23, 2019

The Office of Multicultural Student Services would like to invite members of our campus community to join us for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. 

All events are free and open to the public.

MLK 2019 Schedule of Events Flyer

 


Monday, January 21, 2019

    • MLK Day of Service Project "Operation Safe Sidewalks" [Flyer]
      • *10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    *Check in begins at 9:30 a.m. University Center 121 CLACS Lobby

    (near the Rankin Atrium, the UC 1st Floor Lobby)

      • Sponsored by the CLACS - Volunteer Center 
        • Volunteer to shovel snow and/or salt sidewalks and driveways of residents around the FSU Big Rapids main campus. Students will be required to complete a participant waiver at sign in as well. Please bring your student ID and report to the CLACS lobby in UCB 121 between 9:30am - 10:00am on January 21st. Groups will be sent to various side streets surrounding campus equipped with shovels, sidewalk salt, and work gloves. Be sure to dress warm! Supplies will need to be returned to the CLACS front desk by 2:00pm on the same day.   Event will still take place even if there is minimal snow fall.  If shoveling is not required, sidewalk salting and debris pick up will take place. Please contact the CLACS Volunteer Center by emailing [email protected] with questions.
        • Click here to sign up

    • Faculty/Staff In-Service
      • 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon, University Center 202C
      • Sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Office 
        • For more than two decades Ferris State University has celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by hosting public readings in his honor.  We invite the entire University community to join us as readers and/or listeners. As in past years, we expect to have time for 13-15 readers.  The readings range from three minutes to eight minutes.  If you have a reading that you believe is powerful, poignant, and related to the theme, please consider volunteering to be a reader. The reading may be a poem, flash fiction, or an excerpt from a speech, lecture or sermon. If you are interested in being a reader, please contact David Pilgrim ([email protected] or x3946) and provide him with a description of the reading.  We will accommodate as many readers as possible. 

     

    • Faculty/Staff In-Service Luncheon
      • 12 noon - 1:30 p.m., University Center 202A
      • Sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Office 
        • Those interested in attending the luncheon should R.S.V.P. by January 11; please contact David Pilgrim ([email protected] or x3946)
    • The Early African American Experience at Ferris: Beyond Hampton
      • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00pm, University Center 202C
      • Sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Office

     

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    • The 33rd annual Freedom March
      • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., University Center - Rankin Atrium
      • Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Services 
        • The Office of Multicultural Student Services’ annual MLK Freedom March aims to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. King on his day. The march will begin and conclude at the University Center Rankin Atrium Lounge. Following the Freedom March will be remarks from campus leadership, recognition of the MLK Student Legacy Award winners and light refreshments.
        • *MLK Freedom March Route: Participants will gather at the University Center Rankin Atrium (1st Floor Lounge), walk through campus to Timme Center/IRC intersection at Ferris Drive & State Street, continue down State Street to Perry Street campus entrance intersection, continue on North Campus Drive ending at the University Center 202 Ballroom.
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    • The 33rd annual Student Tribute
      • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., University Center - 202
      • Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Services 

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    • Step Up! Active Bystander Training
      • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. University Center 217
      • Sponsored by the Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services
        • Step Up! is presenting an Active Bystander Training. Come and learn how to step up when a risky situation arises. Step Up! will offer different ways to intervene in a risky situation. This training is open to all students and faculty. For more information and to R.S.V.P., email [email protected].
    • The Tunnel of Oppression
      • 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., University Center 116
      • Sponsored by The Office of Housing & Residential Life’s Harmony Project
        • The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive display that highlights contemporary issues and is designed to introduce participants to the concepts of oppression, privilege, and power. Participants this year will view a series of videos with specific themes (poverty, gender dynamics and managing mental health), and an open discussion reflecting on the topics. Pamphlets with the video links will also be available for students to watch the full videos.
        • Presentations will begin at the top of each hour, no rsvp required.
        • The content in this presentation may be inappropriate for youth under the age of 17, parental discretion is advised. 
    • The Hate U Give (Film Screening & Discussion) [Flyer]
      • 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., IRC 120 Auditorium
      • Co-sponsors Black Student Union, Social Work Association, You Beautiful Black Woman (YBBW)

         

        • About the film: Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.  Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie. Directed by George Tillman, Jr., based upon the novel by Angie Thomas. Click here for trailer

        • The content in this presentation may be inappropriate for youth under the age of 17, parental discretion is advised. 


 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    •  The Tunnel of Oppression
      • 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Room University Center 116
      • Sponsored by The Office of Housing & Residential Life’s Harmony Project
        • The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive display that highlights contemporary issues and is designed to introduce participants to the concepts of oppression, privilege, and power. Participants this year will view a series of videos with specific themes (poverty, gender dynamics and managing mental health), and an open discussion reflecting on the topics. Pamphlets with the video links will also be available for students to watch the full videos.
        • Presentations will begin at the top of each hour, no rsvp required.
  • MLK 2019 Guest Speaker Khalid el-Hakim Photo
    • The Black History 101 Mobile Museum [Flyer]
      • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., University Center 203 Founder's Room

     

    • Guest Speaker - Khalid el-Hakim Founder & Curator, The Black History 101 Mobile Museum [Flyer]

    • "The Truth Hurts: Black History, Honesty and Healing the Racial Divide"

    • 6 - 7:30 p.m., University Center 202 AB

    • Khalid el-Hakim is the founder and curator of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, a collection of over 7,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia dating from the Trans-Atlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture. Khalid, a Ferris State University Alumnus, has been called the "Schomburg of the Hip-Hop generation" because of his passionate commitment to carry on the rich tradition of the Black Museum Movement. Click here to learn more information

 


 

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