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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

MLK JR Day

Ohio University celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the month of January. The 2017 celebration carries the theme, "A Matter of Legacy: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration," and is coordinated by the University's MLK Jr. Celebration Planning Committee.

 

Mission

To honor the life and legacy of Rev. 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 2016-17 Martin Luther King­ Jr. ­Celebration will officially begin on Saturday, January 14th.

Click here for the complete 2016-2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration schedule of events.

MLK Schedule

 

2016-17 Martin Luther King­ Jr. ­Celebration Committee Members

 

Co-Chairs

Chris Caldwell
Administrative Specialist
caldwec1@ohio.edu

Tyrone Carr
Special Assistant to the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
carrt@ohio.edu

 

Committee Members

Alexis Apparicio
Student
aa717512@ohio.edu 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Winsome Chunnu-Brayda
Strategic Director for Diversity and Inclusion and Multicultural Programs
chunnu@ohio.edu

Haley Duschinski
Associate Professor of Anthropology
duschins@ohio.edu

Theda Gibbs
Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
gibbst1@ohio.edu

Barbara Harrison
Assistant Director, Off Campus Living
harrisob@ohio.edu

Kati Hermann
Department of Social and Public Health
kh870112@ohio.edu

Bayyinah Jeffries
Assistant Professor of African-American Studies
jeffrieb@ohio.edu

Christopher Kennedy
Teacher Education
kennedyc@ohio.edu

George Mauzy
Communications Specialist II, University News
mauzy@ohio.edu

Ebony Porter
Student Success Advisor
portere@ohio.edu

John Schmieding
Chair, Athens Community Relations Commission
Director, Athens Area Mediation Services
john_45701@yahoo.com

Melissa Wales
Executive Director, United Campus Ministry
Instructor, Women and Gender Studies
wales@ohio.edu

Rev. Evan Young
Campus Minister, United Campus Ministry
evan@ucmathens.org

 

Sub-Committees

 

MLK Celebration Week School Supply Drive 
·         Barbara Harrison 
·         Theda Gibbs
·         Melissa Wales
 
MLK Jr. Celebration Week Poster Contest 
·         Bayyinah Jeffries
·         Theda Gibbs
·         Chris Caldwell
·         Tyrone Carr 
 
Prophetic Faith in the Age of Black Lives Matter
·         Evan Young
·         Melissa Wales 
 
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebratory March and Brunch 
·         Alpha 
·         Winsome Chunnu-Brayda 
 
Ohio University Teach-In: The Creative Arts as a Tool for Engagement
·         Chris Caldwell 
·         Melissa Wales
·         Alexis Apparicio  
 
You Said What? Responding Thoughtfully to Oppressive Comments and Attitudes
·         Haley Duschinski
·         John Schmieding 
·         Shai Pina 
 
Creative Arts as Activism: Open Mic Night 
·         Ebony Porter
·         George Mauzy
 
Day of Service 
·         Barbara Harrison 
·         Theda Gibbs
·         Melissa Wales

 

Interested in serving on the 2017-18 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebratory Committee?
Contact the Office for Diversity & Inclusion by phone at (740) 593-2614 or by e-mail at clarkes@ohio.edu.