2017 Martin Luther King Week

When Jan 13, 2017 11:00 AM to
Jan 20, 2017 02:00 PM
Where Various locations
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2017 Martin Luther King Week
January 13 - 20, 2017

  • Jan. 13 – Louisville Downtown Civil Rights Trail - a bus tour of sites important during the struggle. The 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tour departs from the Cultural Center. Seats are limited and registration is required.
  • Jan. 16 – MLK Day of Service - one of UofL’s largest community service events of the year. The program kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at the SAC. At 11:15 a.m. participants will board buses to visit one of nine local nonprofit organizations. Typical duties include painting, cleaning, winterizing homes and working with youth.
  • Jan. 16 – Revolutionary Multiracial Dialogue - a program featuring music, dance and speakers by the African American Theatre Program will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at The Playhouse, 1911 S. Third St.
  • Jan. 18 – Women in the Movement Discussion - a talk by Kaila Story, an associate professor of women’s and gender studies. Story’s noon to 1:30 p.m. discussion at the Cultural Center is about women’s roles in the civil rights movement.  
  • Jan. 19 – Day of Unity - a campus celebration, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Multipurpose Room, SAC. Additional details are forthcoming.
  • Jan. 19 – “Children of the Civil Rights” - a documentary about a group of Oklahoma children and their six-year struggle against oppression prior to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Discussion follows. Film begins at 6 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library.
  • Jan. 20 – Lunch and MLK Dream Wall signing - noon to 2 p.m., Cultural Center. People can share messages of unity, love, inspiration and equality as MLK Week concludes.

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