Opening Reception - AFROS: A Celebration of Natural Hair
This exhibit shows pictorially the power, beauty and glorious nature of the ‘Fro and tells the deeper “hair story” of each of the models photographed by Michael July.
MLK Memorial Service
Lafayette Pastors Alliance will present a church service at Second Baptist Church, Lafayette. The service is an ecumenical endeavor engaging members of various religious traditions. Pastor Kim Dickens of Hope Cathedral will be the featured speaker.
MLK Day of Service
The MLK Day of Service, coordinated by BVN, is designed to give Purdue students, faculty and staff the opportunity to engage in a community building effort by volunteering their time and efforts to help the work of nonprofit agencies. Volunteers will gather at the Cordová Recreation Center for breakfast provided by University Residences and a brief educational program prior to volunteering in the community. Registration Deadline: January 13, 2014
MLK Candle Light Vigil
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will host a solemn memorial walk in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The march will commence at the BCC and conclude at Loeb Theatre. A hot chocolate social will follow.
Commemorative Address - Julian Bond
Purdue will host Julian Bond, a social activist and leader in the American civil rights movement. Bond will deliver a powerful message of greater equality, freedom, and justice with a renewed sense of relevance to the Civil Rights Movement in our present times.
Purdue Dreamer Award
Given annually to an individual or organization within the Purdue community to honor contributions that embody Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of service to others and further the University’s commitment to diversity.
MLK Awards Reception
A series of awards will be presented to students, organizations, community members and Purdue faculty and staff who best exemplify or emulate the characteristics that advance the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Purdue students will share reflections on Dr. King and excerpts from his speeches.
Monica White – “Sisters of the Soil” Garden Griot
Assistant professor of Environmental Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. White discusses how communities of color and grassroots organizations are involved in the development of sustainable community food systems as a strategy to respond to issues of hunger and food inaccessibility.