2007 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

Sunday, Jan. 14

7 p.m.
Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service of Worship, with the Rev. Ruby Sales, a veteran of the civil rights campaign of the 1960s, who delivers the evening’s sermon. Music by the Boston-based Aardvark Jazz Orchestra and Bates students. A reception follows in the Multicultural Center.
Bates College Chapel

Monday, Jan. 15   Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, classes are canceled and special programming takes place throughout the day. This year’s King Day theme at Bates is “Chaos or Community.” For more information, call 207-786-8296.

9:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion:
Student and faculty panelists discuss antiracist activism, their experiences as antiracists and the need for increased visibility and involvement of antiracist allies at Bates. Hosted by a campus-based, race-focused community action project group, in conjunction with the sociology course “Privilege, Power and Inequality,” taught by Professor Emily Kane.
Chase Hall Lounge

10:45 a.m.
Keynote Address:
Where Do We Go From Here: A Call to Consciousness! by civil rights activist and historian Cleveland Sellers, author of The River of No Return: The Autobiography of a Black Militant and the Life and Death of SNCC and chair of the Department of African American Studies, The University of North Carolina.
Bates College Chapel

Noon to 1:15 p.m.

Dine individually in Bates College Commons or the Den with special menu priced at $4.
Chase Hall

1:15 to 2:35 p.m. and 2:55 to 4:25 p.m.
Concurrent Workshop Sessions: Students, staff, guests and faculty lead readings, presentations and discussions focused on various topics tied to the day’s theme, Between Chaos and Community. Topics range from the lessons to be learned today from King’s reflections on the war in Vietnam to the experience of Somali refugee families, from King’s love ethic to the realities of educational inequality. For more information about the workshops, call 207-786-8296 or see a complete listing on the Bates Web site.
Pettengill Hall classrooms

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
MLK Book Club Discussion:
Author Cleveland Sellers leads a discussion of his book, The River of No Return: The Autobiography of a Black Militant and the Life and Death of SNCC.
Pettengill, Keck Classroom (G52)
7:30 p.m.
Hip hop by Boston’s acclaimed Foundation Movement, a trio recognized for its music and commitment to community. The evening includes a presentation by a Morehouse College orator.
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall

Jan. 15 through Jan. 19
Art Exhibition:
In Memory of Those Upon Whose Shoulders We Stand: Civil Rights Warriors Who Have Passed the Torch Since 2006, sponsored by the Multicultural Center.
Chase Hall Gallery

Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 1:30 p.m.
Annual MLK Read-In:
Faculty, staff, students and members of the community will share a picture book with Martel School students in grades 4-6.
Martel School

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