MLK JR.

Where there is unity, there is always victory

MLK Jr. Promo

 


January 16th: Day of Service

Make it a day on, not a day off— volunteer during our MLK Days of Service! Service projects will be scheduled throughout the morning and on Monday, January 16. Interested students can just sign up on OrgSync, and then show up for their project— we will take care of all the logistics! Projects will be at a variety of service sites. For more information, contact Jennifer Cooper in the Center for Service Learning.

January 16th - 2:00pm: Unity March: Marching with a Purpose

Fountain

Join members of Nu Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. as they educate participants on the purpose of Martin Luther King Jr. marches. At this event you will be provided education and techniques, which will fully prepare you to participate in a march. We will review the purpose of the march, how marches are organized, and safety strategies. At the conclusion of the instructions, you will be demonstrating your knowledge by actively engaging in a unity march around the campus.  

January 17th - 6:30pm: soul food for the soul

Illusions

The Black Student Union and the National Association for the Advancement of Color People have collaborated to create a historic timeline of African American contributions to the performing arts. Join us for poetry, songs, and painting while tasting “Soul Food”. Come experience food for your soul. 

January 18th - 6:30pm : Dinner & a movie - "remember the titans"

Illusions

It’s FOOTBALL NIGHT! Come mix and mingle with your fellow Catamounts as the ICA Council and Latino Appreciation Student Organization host dinner and a movie. You can make new friends as you watch the movie that is based on our MLK Jr. speaker, Coach Herman Boone.  Come enjoy snacks and fun!

January 19th - 7:00pm: Speaker: coach herman boone

Grand Room

In 1971, racial tensions ran high at TC Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, as three schools merged to form a newly integrated one. Coach Herman Boone faced the challenge of a lifetime in uniting black and white players from previously rival schools in the newly created Titan football team. Out of this experience, the story of Remember the Titans emerged; and an undefeated football team was born. They won the state championship that year. While there have been about 30 more Virginia state championship games since then, that 1971 season, coached by Herman Boone, will always be special.

January 20th - 7:30pm: step afrika! with kyla lacey

Bardo Performing Arts Center

Step Afrika! was founded in 1994 as the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. It now ranks as one of the top ten African American dance companies in the United States. The Company blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance and influences from a variety of other dance and art forms. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.

 

Step Afrika!

January 21st: Day of Service

Make it a day on, not a day off— volunteer during our MLK Days of Service! Service projects will be scheduled throughout the morning and on Monday, January 16. Interested students can just sign up on OrgSync, and then show up for their project— we will take care of all the logistics! Projects will be at a variety of service sites. For more information, contact Jennifer Cooper in the Center for Service Learning.

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