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MLK WEEK EVENT CALENDAR
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Selma
Hosted by the 2016 MLK Week Celebration Committee & the Askew Student Life Cinema
Monday, January 11, 7:30 p.m.
Askew Student Life Cinema


Based on true events, Martin Luther King Jr. and his fellow activists lead the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in support of voting rights & to hold steadfast in unity over the misdeeds against them. Despite points of opposition from Lyndon B. Johnson, King and his followers take their protests
to the streets in this powerful & stunning depiction of American history.


Market Wednesday MLK Week Celebration Hosted by the 2016 MLK Celebration Committee
Wednesday, January 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Oglesby Union Courtyard

 

Join us as we pay tribute to the Legacy of MLK through special performances and presentations from various recognized student organizations on campus as well as music from his day. The FSU community is invited to share favorite quotes, lessons, and commitments inspired by MLK’s legacy on the #MLKTaughtMe board. Come early and join us in the march from the Integration Statue to the Union Courtyard. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM • Oglesby Union Courtyard Hosted by the 2016 MLK Celebration Committee & SOAR Board

 

History of Diversity at FSU

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. • Strozier Library Cafe
Hosted by University Libraries & the Center for Leadership and Social Change


Throughout the years, FSU has continued to make strides in promoting diversity. During this presentation, learn fun and little known facts about how our university students, faculty and staff created and continue to
add to the melting pot that is FSU!


Voter Registration Block Party Hosted by Office of Governmental Affairs
Thursday, January 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Oglesby Union Green

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a crusader for voting rights among the African American community, fought tirelessly to ensure African American’s had an opportunity to cast their vote. In honor of Dr. King’s efforts, the Office of Governmental Affairs, in partnership with the MLK Celebration Committee, will be hosting a
voter registration drive to encourage voting in the FSU community. The event will have fun activities, a live DJ, and free food.


MLK High School Scholars Hosted by the Center for Leadership & Social Change and the FSU Police Department
Thursday, January 14, 7:30 a.m.-1p.m.
Dunlap 2201/2202

 

The Center for Leadership & Social Change welcomes Leon County High School students to be recognized as “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars.” Selected students from Leon County High Schools will join mentors from Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College, and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University for a half day full of dialogue and sharing their experiences in college.

 

Interested in serving as a mentor for the half day program?
Email Amber Hampton at aehampton@fsu.eduby 5 p.m., Tuesday, January 12th. A brief training will take place prior to the half day program.

 

The Law and Your Community | How to positively interact with law enforcement within your community

Friday, January 15, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement Building (“The Globe”), Second Floor, Room 2600


Join the FSU Police Department and local law enforcement leaders from our community for an interactive and fun workshop on how to positively engage with law enforcement officers. This event is co-sponsored by the Florida State University Police Department and the North Florida Chapter of National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).


Courtyard Commons Block Party Hosted by The Center for Leadership & Social Change, The Globe, The Askew Student Life Center, and University Housing
Friday, January 15, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Courtyard Commons

 

You are cordially invited to attend Dr. King’s birthday block party! There will be snacks, games and opportunities for you to learn about multiple resources available to the FSU community. The Conversation Couch, hosted by Project Conversation will also be there to discuss current events and the issues surrounding race in America.

 

The Freedom March

Monday, January 18, 9 a.m., • CK Steel Plaza
Hosted by the Florida State University and Tallahassee Chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People


On August 28th, 1963 the largest demonstration seen at the nation’s Capitol, attended by 250,000 people, is remembered today as the March on Washington. It was at this march where the famous “I Have A Dream” speech was delivered. On January 18th, 2016, join the Tallahassee Branch and Florida State University Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People as we march to remember the life and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the other civil rights leaders who made it possible for equality and justice.

 

TCC’s MLK Day of Service

Monday, January 18, 8:30 a.m.

Hosted by TCC Department of Campus and Civic Engagement • TCC Student Union


Below you will find a brief rough agenda for the event.


8:30 a.m.– 9:30 a.m.: Free breakfast for volunteers and MLK presentation(at TCC Student Union)
9:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.: Volunteers will be split into groups and sent to one of the four following TCC

 

Community Partner Agencies to complete a service project:
• American Red Cross
• Museum of Florida History**
• Tallahassee Museum
• Proper Channel**


**Agencies with two red stars means these projects will be held on the TCC Campus.


1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.: Volunteers arrive back at TCC for free lunch, free t-shirts, and a closing reflection session on what the day meant to them.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?" Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.

 

MLK: be the Legacy Exhibit

January 19 - 31st
Hosted by the Oglesby Union Guest Services


The ‘MLK: Be the Legacy’ exhibit is a unique collaboration between a number of Florida State University communities that celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his continued impact more than 40 years after his death. Visit the Oglesby Union to view works from artists who have been inspired by MLK’s legacy.


Dinner Dialogue Hosted by the Center for Leadership & Social Change
Tuesday, January 19, 5:30 p.m.

 

Dinner Dialogue will provide students, faculty, staff, and Tallahassee community members the opportunity to interact with Dr. Jelani Cobb, the 2016 MLK Celebration Week keynote speaker. Dinner is provided for guests. Submission of an on-line form is required to attend. Due to the limited amount of seating and desire for the program to reflect a balanced amount of community and university members, we will confirm each guest via phone by Friday, January 15th.

 

If you are interested in submitting an on-line form, please do so here: (REGISTRATION FULL)

Jelani Cobb

Jelani Cobb

 

 

Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Jelani Cobb
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

Doors 6 p.m. Show 7 p.m.

Free for everyone | All ages

(priority admission given to FSU students with valid FSU ID)

 

 


Jelani Cobb writes about the enormous complexity of race in America. In 2015, he received the Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion & Analysis Journalism for hisNew Yorker columns, in which he combined "the strengths of an on-the-scene reporter, a public intellectual, a teacher, a vivid writer, a subtle moralist, and an accomplished professional historian."

 


Cobb is an associate professor of history at the University of Connecticut, where he is director of the Africana Studies Institute. He is also a staff writer at the New Yorker, where he has penned a remarkable series of articles about race, the police, and injustice. His articles include "The Anger in Ferguson," "Murders in Charleston," and "What We Talk About When We Talk About Reparations." In awarding him the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, the jury wrote, "No one has done a better job of placing [the events in Ferugson, MO]—and similar happenings in other places like Sanford, Florida, Cleveland, Ohio and Staten Island, New York—in their broader context than Jelani Cobb." Further: "Cobb met the challenge of describing the turmoil in Ferguson in a way that cut through the frantic chaos of 'breaking news' and deepened readers’ understanding of what they were seeing, hearing, and feeling. Ferguson was not an aberration, he showed, but a microcosm of race relations in the United States—organically connected to the complicated legacy of segregation and the unpaid debts of slavery itself. "

 

Jelani Cobb has received Fellowships from the Fulbright and Ford Foundations. He is the author of Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of ProgressTo the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic, and The Devil & Dave Chappelle and Other Essays. His forthcoming book is Antidote to Revolution: African American Anticommunism and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1931.