Bucknell University's MLK Week 2020

Demonstrations, Lectures, Workshops

January 20, 2020 to January 26, 2020

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Week

Engaging our community in a conversation about Dr. King's legacy and philosophies.

Bucknell's​ ​Martin​ ​Luther​ ​King​ ​Jr.​ ​Week​ ​brings​ ​various​ ​scholars​ ​to​ ​campus​​ ​to​ engage​ ​our​ ​community​ ​in​ ​a​ ​conversation​ ​about​ ​Dr.​ ​King's​ ​legacy​ ​and philosophies​ ​with​ ​regard​ ​to​ ​current​ ​struggles.

Events during this week include several performances, lectures and discussions designed to raise awareness and empower participants to enact individual and collective change.

The​ ​function​ ​of​ ​education​ ​is​ ​to teach​ ​one​ ​to​ ​think​ ​intensively​ ​and​ ​to think​ ​critically. ​​ ​Intelligence​ ​plus character​ ​— that​ ​is​ ​the​ ​goal​ ​of​ ​true education.  Martin​ ​Luther​ ​King ​Jr.

Please see www.bucknell.edu/mlkweek for more details!

Monday, January 20
12:00 PM - MLK Week Lunch
, followed by Julian Agyeman (Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University) ~ The legacy of MLK: Just Sustainabilities in Policy, Planning and Practice
Walls Lounge, ELC
This event is open to the public. RSVP to mlkweek@bucknell.edu required.

Monday, January 20
1:45 - 3:15 Breakout Groups - Transforming Communities Initiative (TCI)

Group 1 topic - Poverty and Food Insecurity
Group 2 topic - Campus Racial Justice
Group 3 topic - Sustainability
Group 4 topic - Sexuality/Transgender
To participate in a breakout group, please email mlkweek@bucknell.edu.

Tuesday, January 21
4:00 PM - Opal Tometi
(Social Activist & Co-Creator of the Viral Twitter Hashtag and
Movement, #BlackLivesMatter) ~ Moderated Q & A
Forum, ELC
This event is open to the public.

Tuesday, January 21
7:00 PM - Toshi Reagon (Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist) ~ Rock/Blues/Folk/Spirituals

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts
This event is open to the public. Tickets not required.

Wednesday, January 22
7:00 PM - Amanda Gorman (Poet and Activist)
~ Poetry, Power, and Protest: Using Language to Live by MLK’s Values
Forum, ELC
This event is open to the public.

Thursday, January 23
7:00 PM - Lois Moses and Company ~ Say That He Had More Than a Dream
, (a play that honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the sacrifices he made in the last year of his courageous life)
Harvey Powers Theatre, Coleman Hall
This event is open to the public.

Friday, January 24
7:30 PM - Allison Miller (Drummer, Composer) ~ Boom Tic Boom; Contemporary Jazz

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets required. Visit the Campus Box Office or call 570-577-1000.
BU Students: FREE! Limit 2! Adults: $20, Seniors 62+ and subscribers: $16, Youth 18 and under: $10, Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2): $10

Sunday, January 26
11:00 AM - Multi-Faith Celebration of the Life and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

12:00 PM - Reception
Rooke Chapel
This event is open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 


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