Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Honoring leadership, service, and equality.

January 20 – 24, 2014 –  Schedule of Eventsking_from poster_v2

You are invited to participate in a series of events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Please check this site frequently for additional details and updates. We hope to see you during our 2014 Celebration!

(Please note: unless specifically indicated, reservations are not required to attend any of the events.)

Monday, January 20, 2014 – Official Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and National Day of Service

Interfaith Prayer Breakfast (7:30 – 8:30 a.m.: Babcock Hall)
Reservations are required, please email ministries@wooster.edu or call 330-263-2602.

National Day of Service: Food Drive (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 5 – 7 p.m.: Lowry Tabling)
Participate in Wooster’s National Day of Service by donating a non-perishable food item to People to People Ministries. Collections can be donated at the main collection site in Lowry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m and 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, January 20. Items can also be donated on Friday, January 24 from noon to 1 p.m.

People to People Ministries currently has the most urgent need for:

  • Laundry detergent
  • Diapers (size four and larger)
  • Non-perishable food items (dry cereal, instant oatmeal, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, etc.)

An up-to-date list of most urgently needed items is available on the People To People Ministries current needs page.

Non-perishable items and laundry detergent are available or purchase at the C-Store for College of Wooster students, faculty, and staff who wish to participate.

Art Wall: Conversation on Civil Rights, Discrimination, and Equality (Lowry, Main Level)
Stop by Lowry and participate in the Art Wall, providing College of Wooster students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to share their thoughts on civil rights, discrimination, and equality. Miniature art walls will be distributed throughout campus for those who are unable to visit the main art wall.

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The art will and smaller installations will be available during the entire week for student, faculty, and staff comment.  A discussion will be held in the Lowry Pit on Friday, January 24, to discuss comments and major themes.

Second Annual Teach-In by College of Wooster Faculty: MLK Fifty Years Later: What Happens to a Dream Deferred?
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10 a.m. – Noon: PEC, Scot Center)
Join an interactive discussion and teach-in College of Wooster faculty for an interactive discussion and teach-in. Introduction provided by President Grant Cornwell and concluding remarks provided by Provost Carolyn Newton. This event is open to faculty, staff, alumni, and students of The College of Wooster and the local community.

Faculty participating include: Kabria Baumgartner, Angie Bos, Susan Clayton, Sibrina Collins, Sharon Ferguson, Raymond Gunn, Shelley Judge, Charles Kammer, Shannon King, Phil Mellizo, Bill Morgan, Eric Moskowitz, Boubacar N’Diaye, Jeremy Rapport, Dale Seeds, Melissa Shultz, Barbara Thelamour, Tom Tierney, Bas Van Doorn, and Leslie Wingard.

2014 Teach-In Schedule
10 a.m.: Introductory Remarks by President Grant Cornwell and Prof. Shannon King, PEC Main Gym

10 a.m. Sessions
Resistance and Moving Forward (led by Chuck Kammer and Boubacar N’Diaye) PEC Main Gym
The “But If Not” Sermon: Religion and Civil Rights (led by Jeremy Rapport and Bas Van Doorn) Scot Center Governance Room

Those students who are asked to view the film of Dr. King’s sermon, “But if Not,” may view it by clicking here.

Economic Justice (led by Tom Tierney, Phil Mellizo, and Raymond Gunn) Scot Center Lobby
Race and Medicine (led by Bill Morgan and Sibrina Collins) PEC “Hot Box”

Those individuals planning to attend the 10 a.m. session of Race and Medicine are encouraged to read the following articles.

“When Should Medicine Talk about Race?” by Ilana Yurkiewicz, Scientific American, August 25, 2012.

“Health Disparities: Gaps in Access, Quality and Affordability of Medical Care” by Wayne J. Riley, Transaction of the American Clinical and Climatological Association. 2012; Vol. 123: 167–174.

“I Am a Racially Profiling Doctor” by Sally Satel, New York Times, May 05, 2002. 

Global Equalities (led by Ibra Sene and Pam Frese) PEC Hallway

11 a.m. Sessions
A Dream Deferred: The Urban Crisis of the 1960s and the 21st Century (led by Angie Bos, Erik Moskowitz, and Shannon King) PEC Main Gym

Those individuals planning to attend the 11 a.m. session of A Dream Deferred: The Urban Crisis of the 1960s and the 21st Century are encouraged to read three brief articles.

S. Asrat & P. Tegeler.”Launching the National Fair Housing Debate: A Closer Look at the 1966 Chicago Freedom Movement,” Poverty & Race Research Action Council (2005)

S. Bogira, “A Dream Unrealized for African Americans in Chicago,” Chicago Reader (Aug. 21, 2013)

P. Sharkey, “Ending Urban Poverty: The Inherited Ghetto,” Boston Review (Jan. 2008)

The Dream and the Arts (led by Dale Seeds and Leslie Wingard) Scot Center Governance Room
The Intersections of Race, Education, and Gender (led by Kabria Baumgartner, Raymond Gunn, and Barbara Thelamour) PEC Hallway
Sports and the Dream (Graham Ford and Shelley Judge) Scot Center Lobby
Environmental Justice (Brian Karazia and Melissa Schultz) PEC “Hot Box”

Noon: Closing Remarks by Provost Carolyn Newton, PEC Main Gym

For those interested in reading some of Dr. King’s works, two sets of texts have been made available. The first set primarily discusses the civil rights movement and domestic issues, while the second group address global nonviolence in the wake of the Vietnam War.

Youth Empowerment Workshop (1 – 4 p.m.:Various Locations)

High school students from Stark and Wayne Counties will be participating in an afternoon youth workshop focused on leadership, service, and equality. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. in McGaw Chapel.

Know a high school student group who would be interested in participating? Contact The Dean of Students Office.

Community Service Challenge (1 – 4 p.m.: Lowry 119 – 120)
Volunteers are needed to assist in the community service challenge; please stop by and lend your support.

Celebrating Dr. King through the Arts (4 – 5 p.m.: McGaw Chapel)
Join us for a celebration of Dr. King through the arts. Evening will include music provided by members of The College of Wooster Gospel Choir,  Choir and the A Capella group, Shades of Gold. Leaders from student organizations will provide readings from the work of Dr. King.

Community Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (7 – 9 p.m.: Second Baptist Church)
Join members of the Second Baptist church and the Wooster community as they celebrate the life and work of Dr. King. This event is open to the Wooster community as well as The College of Wooster faculty, staff, alumni, and students.

Shuttle service to and from Second Baptist Church will be provided beginning at 6 p.m. in Lowry Circle.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 – I-Seminars and Film Viewing

Opening of the new exhibition, Complex Conversations: Willie Cole Sculptures and Wall Works (10:30 a.m.: Sussel Gallery and Burton D. Morgan Gallery)
The College of Wooster Art Museum’s newest exhibition, Complex Conversations: Willie Cole Sculptures and Wall Works opens to the public. The opening reception takes place on Thursday, January 23 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. The exhibition runs through March 2, 2014.

I-Seminars (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Babcock Formal Lounge)
Join us for our first I-Seminar series this year as three members of the Class of 2014 participate in a face-to-face conversations discussing their research. Topics will focus on race during the history of the College. A light lunch will be provided and registrations to cbernardy@wooster.edu are strongly encouraged.

Student presentations include:

Ruby Summers, “United we Stand:” Youth Culture, Black Experience, and the 1971 Homecoming Boycott at The College of Wooster

Antwan Chambers, Breaking Down the Walls: Black Student Activism at The College of Wooster, 1960 – 1980

Deja Moss: Pearls of Wisdom: An Exploration of Black Female Student Experience at The College of Wooster, 1975 – 1985

This event is open to the Wooster community as well as The College of Wooster faculty, staff, alumni, and students.

Art Wall: Conversation on Civil Rights, Discrimination, and Equality (Lowry, Main Level)
Stop by Lowry and participate in the Art Wall, providing College of Wooster students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to share their thoughts on civil rights, discrimination, and equality. Miniature art walls will be distributed throughout campus for those who are unable to visit the main art wall.

The art will and smaller installations will be available during the entire week for student, faculty, and staff comment.  A discussion will be held in the Lowry Pit on Friday, January 24, to discuss comments and major themes.

Film Viewing (8 p.m.: Lowry Lounge)
Join us in a film viewing. Light refreshments will be provided. Registrations are encouraged. Please contact cbernardy@wooster.edu if you plan to attend.

This event is sponsored by Wooster Activities Crew and The Center for Diversity and Global Engagement and is open to current students at The College of Wooster.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014: Ensuring Rights for All

Art Wall: Conversation on Civil Rights, Discrimination, and Equality (Lowry, Main Level)
Stop by Lowry and participate in the Art Wall, providing College of Wooster students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to share their thoughts on civil rights, discrimination, and equality. Miniature art walls will be distributed throughout campus for those who are unable to visit the main art wall.

The art will and smaller installations will be available during the entire week for student, faculty, and staff comment.  A discussion will be held in the Lowry Pit on Friday, January 24, to discuss comments and major themes.

Roe vs. Wade: Rights for All (5 – 7 p.m.: Babcock Hall, Formal Lounge)
Join College of Wooster faculty, staff, and students for a discussion on how the January 22, 1973, Supreme Court ruling on Roe vs. Wade has shaped women’s reproductive rights and civil rights in the United States. The evening will begin with the film Silent Choices.

This event is open to College of Wooster students, staff, faculty, and alumni, and the local community.

Thursday, January 23, 2014: Keynote Speaker and Euchre Tournament

The Honorable Judge Kenneth McHargh ’70, Staff Council, U.S. House-Select Committee on the Assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1978-1979)(11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Freedlander Theater)
Join us for a lunch and lecture as we listen to Wooster graduate, The Honorable Judge Kenneth McHargh ’70, who served as staff council on the U.S. House-Select Committee on the Assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Judge McHargh received his Bachelor’s degree from The College of Wooster in 1970. During his time at Wooster he served as Chairman of the Black Students Association, and co-authored the “Black Manifesto,” which called for an increase in Black faculty, Black students, and the expansion of the College’s curriculum to include Black Studies. Upon graduation from Wooster, Judge McHargh received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

From 1978 – 1979 Judge McHargh was staff council with the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations, investigating the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. During his career, Judge McHargh has served as Lead Attorney for Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Unity, Adjunct faculty member at Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Marshall Schools of Law. In 2004, he was appointed by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio to serve an eight-year term as United States Magistrate Judge at the Carl B. Stokes Federal Court in Cleveland. In 2012, he was reappointed to a second eight-year term.

The Honorable Judge Kenneth McHargh ’70 will speak from 11:00 am to noon, with time allotted for questions. Lunch will be provided following Judge McHargh’s speech in the Freedlander Theater Atrium.

This event is open to The College of Wooster students, faculty, staff, and alumni and the local community.

Art Wall: Conversation on Civil Rights, Discrimination, and Equality (Lowry, Main Level)
Stop by Lowry and participate in the Art Wall, providing College of Wooster students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to share their thoughts on civil rights, discrimination, and equality. Miniature art walls will be distributed throughout campus for those who are unable to visit the main art wall.

The art will and smaller installations will be available during the entire week for student, faculty, and staff comment. A discussion will be held in the Lowry Pit on Friday, January 24, to discuss comments and major themes.

Euchre Tournament (6 p.m.: Lowry Pit)
Join us on Thursday evening for a Euchre Tournament. Entrance fee into the tournament will be a $5 donation or three non-perishable items with proceeds benefiting People To People Ministries.

This event is sponsored by WVN and is open to current students at The College of Wooster.

Friday, January 24: Lunch at the Wall

Lunch at the Wall ( 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Lowry Pit, Main Level)
Join Susan Lee, special assistant to the president for diversity affairs and campus climate. As she leads a discussion about civil rights and discrimination in the modern world. Everyone is encouraged to bring lunch.

National Day of Service: Food Drive (11 a.m. – 1 p.m: Lowry Tabling)
Participate in Wooster’s National Day of Service by donating a non-perishable food item to People To People Ministries. Collections can be donated at the main collection site in Lowry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

People to People Ministries currently has the most urgent need for:

  • Laundry detergent
  • Diapers (size four and larger)
  • Non-perishable food items (dry cereal, instant oatmeal, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, etc.)

An up-to-date list of most urgently needed items is available on the People To People Ministries current needs page.

Non-perishable items and laundry detergent are available or purchase at the C-Store for College of Wooster students, faculty, and staff who wish to participate.

Soup & Bread (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Kittridge Hall)
Participate in Soup & Bread in Kittridge Hall. All proceeds from the event will support People to People Ministries.

This event is sponsored by WVN.

A word of thanks…

The 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration was sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Global Engagement. Thank you to Walmart and Project hygiene for their generous support.

The Committee would like to thank President Grant Cornwell, Provost Carolyn Newton, Dean Kurt Holmes, Dean Heather Fitz Gibbon, Susan Lee, and Keith Beckett and staff for their help in making the 2014 celebration a success.

A special thank you to Heather Fitz Gibbon, Dean for Faculty Development, for all her hard work to make the Teach-in a success.

Thank you to the members of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration Planning Committee for their time, talent, and leadership in coordinating, developing, and executing the 2014 Celebration.

2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration Planning Committee
MarTeze Hammonds, Chair
Nancy Grace, Chair

Marcia Beasley
Amy Burroughs
Nicola Kille
Deja Moss ’14
Anne Ober
Tiara Patton ’14
Paul Seling
Amber Zifzal

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Celebration 2013: Schedule of Events

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Check back often for a complete list of events planned for the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Celebration 2013: Schedule of Events

On behalf of the 2013 MLK Celebration Planning Committee, you are invited to participate in a series of events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Please check this site frequently for additional details and updates. We hope to see you during our 2013 Celebration!

(Please note: unless specifically indicated, reservations are not required to attend any of the events.)

Wednesday, January 16 – Silent March and Keynote Speaker
6:45 pm – 7:15 pm – Silent March (Lowry Center)
Participate in a silent, candlelight march beginning at Lowry Center and proceeding to Scheide Music Center. This event is open to faculty, staff, alumni, and students of The College of Wooster and local Wooster community.

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Keynote Speaker, Rinku Sen (Scheide Music Center, Gault Recital Hall)
This event is open to faculty, staff, alumni, and students of The College of Wooster and local Wooster community. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to People to People Ministries. People to People Ministries currently has the most urgent need for:

  • Boots (especially men’s work boots)
  • New underwear and socks
  • Diapers (size five and six)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Household items (toilet paper, soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Gently used clothing

R. Sen ImageRinku Sen is the President and Executive Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and publisher of ColorLines magazine. She is a leading figure in the racial justice movement. Rinku has positioned ARC as the home for media and activism on racial justice; drawing on her extensive practical experience on the ground, with expertise in race, feminism, immigration, and economic justice.

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Public Reception (Scheide Music Center, Lobby)
Immediately following Rinku Sen’s keynote address, a public reception with light refreshments will be provided. This event is open to faculty, staff, alumni, and students of The College of Wooster and local Wooster community.

Saturday, January 19 – Day of Service
10:00 am – Noon (Wee Care Center)
Join fellow students in assisting with facility maintenance at the Wee Care Center. A representative from People to People Ministries will also be available to provide tours of the facility and discuss future volunteer opportunities.

Shuttle service will be provided for students interested in attending the service event. The shuttle will depart from the front of Lowry Center at 9:45 am. Return service will be provided.

Monday, January 21 – Prayer Breakfast and Teach-In
7:00 am – 7:00 pm (Spoon Market, 147 South Market Street, Wooster)
All day on Monday, January 21, Spoon Market will donate 10% of their proceeds from College of Wooster students, faculty, and staff to People to People Ministries.* COW card must be presented at time of purchase and Wooster students are able to pay for purchases with their COW card.
(*Restrictions apply, see complete details below.)

7:45 am – 8:45 am – Prayer Breakfast (Babcock Dining Room – Reservations for breakfast are required via e-mail to mweyer@wooster.edu)

9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Teach-In (McGaw Chapel)
Join College of Wooster faculty and students for a day-long teach-in. This event is open to faculty, staff, alumni, and students of The College of Wooster and local Wooster community.

10:00 am – 10:50 am – Presentation by Lee McBride, III, Department Chair, Associate Professor of Philosophy, “Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black Power”

11:30 am – 12:30 pm – View the 57th Presidential Inauguration on the “big screen” in McGaw Chapel.

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm – Presentation by Jeff Roche, Associate Professor of History, “The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit: Martin Luther King, Jr. in the American Political Imagination”

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm – Presentation by Charles L. Kammer, III, James F. Lincoln Professor; Chair of the Religious Studies Department; Dean of Academies of Religion, “Without a Vision, the People Perish: Reclaiming King’s Legacy”

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Celebration Songs and Dr. King Readings (McGaw Chapel)
Join us for music provided by members of The College of Wooster Gospel choir and readings from the works of Dr. King.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration and Service (Second Baptist Church, Wooster)
Join members of the Second Baptist Church as they celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Event is open to the Wooster community as well as College of Wooster faculty, staff, alumni, and students.  Shuttle service will be provided for College of Wooster students wishing to attend.

For shuttle service to the Second Baptist Church, please meet in the Babcock Circle at 6:30 pm. Return service will be provided at the conclusion of the event.

Monday, January 21 through Monday, January 28 – The 840 Challenge
Wednesday, January 23: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Lowry Center, First Floor)
Monday, January 28: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Lowry Center, First Floor)

840 ChallengeIn celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 84th birthday, we are challenging the campus community to donate 840 items to People to People Ministries. Stop by the first floor of Lowry Center, Wednesday, January 23, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and Monday, January 28, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm to drop off your donation. The campus organization that donates the most goods will be rewarded with a pizza party at the January 29 Women’s Basketball game against Denison University.

Items most urgently needed by People to People Ministries include:

  • Men’s steel-toed work boots
  • New underwear and socks
  • Laundry detergent
  • Household items (toilet paper, soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Gently used clothing
  • Canned goods

Learn more about The 840 Challenge by visiting our Facebook page.

A Word of Thanks.

Dr. King_3The 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration was sponsored by the 2013 MLK Celebration Planning Committee.

The Committee would like to thank the following individuals, departments, and community members for their assistance in planning and executing these events: Linda Hans, Dr. Charles Kammer,  Reverend Linda Morgan-Clement, Dr. Lee McBride, Dr. Jeff Roche, Santha Schuch, Mariana Weyer, The College of Wooster Dining Services, People to People Ministries, Wee Care Center, and The Wooster Inn.

A special thank you is extended to the members of the 2013 MLK Celebration Planning Committee for their time, talent, and leadership in coordinating, developing and executing the 2013 Celebration.

2013 MLK Celebration Planning Committee Members
Susan Lee, Chair
Abigail Adams
Jeannette Andreski
Brendan Braaten
Dang Khoa Ngoc Dao
Danny Ha
MarTeze Hammonds
Christie Kracker
Elys Law
Lynnette Mattson
Leah Mirakhor
Anne Ober
Madison Swoy
Toby Uecker

*Purchases made from the Spoon Market Butcher Shop and alcohol beverages are excluded from promotion. Offer is valid only on 1/21/2013. Other restrictions may apply.

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