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2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Join us in celebration all week long, starting Monday, Jan. 21

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

week of events

Ohio University celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the month of January. The 2019 celebration carries the theme, "King's Vision: Humanity tied in a Single Garment of Destiny, " and is coordinated by the University's MLK Jr. Celebration Planning Committee.

Mission

To honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with an inclusive OHIO and Athens community tribute that highlights equality and social justice issues. We honor Dr. King for his work toward racial equality and justice for all people and for his dedication to nonviolence.

Schedule of Events

The 2018-19 Dr. Martin Luther King- Jr. -Celebration will officially begin on Monday, January 21st.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Silent March and Brunch 

Monday, January 21, 2019

10:30am-11:00am

March: Meet in front of Galbreath Memorial Chapel

 

11:00am-1:30pm

Brunch: Baker University Center Ballroom

Contact Winsome (chunnu@ohio.edu) to purchase brunch tickets

Artist Carrie Mae Weems Lecture 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

7:00pm

Baker University Center Ballroom

Career & Leadership Development Center: Black Excellence Panel 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Panel Discussion: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Networking Hour: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Amanda J. Cunningham Center, Baker University Center 366

Faith Acts - "King's Vision: An Essential Alternative to Now"

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

7:00pm-9:00pm

Rev. Dr. Dorsey Odell Blake

Galbreath Memorial Chapel

Click here for more information

2019 Charity Basketball Game 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

6:00pm-8:00pm

Ping Recreation Center Area D

Entry Fee: non-perishable or personal care item

(For more information contact Tamika Williams (williat8@ohio.edu)

Artist Carrie Mae Weems Art Gallery Reception 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

6:00pm-7:30pm

Kennedy Museum of Art

LGBT Center: Self-Care & Activism 

Friday, January 25, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Baker 354

MLK Jr. Celebration Arts Cypher 

Friday, January 25, 2019

7:00pm

Baker University Center Theatre

  • The MLK Jr. Celebration Committee is seeking performers for this event. The evening is set aside for poets, singers, dancers and actors to perform socially conscious works of art in an open stage non-competitive format. 

    To reserve a spot to perform or ask questions, please contact event coordinators Earl Hopkins at eh032114@ohio.edu or George E. Mauzy Jr. at 740-597-1794 or mauzy@ohio.edu. All performers will receive a thank you gift and a reception will be held in the Theatre lounge following the event.

 

Day of Service 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

9:00am-5:00pm

Athens Campus and surrounding area

Register for individual projects on org sync

  • Passion works 
  • United Campus Ministry 
  • Athens County Food  Pantry
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Arts West 
  • The Athens Village 
  • Coolville leaf raking project 

Athens County School Supply Drive 

Through Jan. 31

Locations for Donation Box:

  • Baker Center 3rd Floor Atrium
  • Alden Library 2nd Floor
  • Baker Center 361
  • McCracken Hall

2018-19 Dr. Martin Luther King- Jr. -Celebration Committee Members

Chair

  • Tyrone Carr

    Special Assistant to the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

  • Director of Interlink Alliance

  • carrt@ohio.edu

Co-Chair

  • Tamika Williams

    Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion for the Career and Leadership Development Center

    williat8@ohio.edu

Committee Members

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

  • Winsome Chunnu

    Director of Multicultural Center

    chunnu@ohio.edu
  • Theda Gibbs

    Assistant Professor, Teacher Education

    gibbst1@ohio.edu
  • Amanda Graham

    Executive Assistant, Diversity and Inclusion

    harrisob@ohio.edu
  • Barbara Harrison

    Assistant Director, Off Campus Living

    harrisob@ohio.edu
  • Christopher Kennedy

    Digital Designer, University Communications and Marketing

    kennedc1@ohio.edu
  • George Mauzy

    Multimedia Content Specialist, University Communications and Marketing

    mauzy@ohio.edu
  • Rev. Evan Young

    Campus Minister, United Campus Ministry

    evan@ucmathens.org
  • Lacey Rogers

    Assistant Director, United Campus Ministry

    lr27036@ohio.edu

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