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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