Purdue Libraries Display Cases
Drawing upon the Libraries collections and services, Purdue Libraries faculty and staff will create and mount displays in libraries across campus on a variety of topics related to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Birthday Cake for Dr. KingTuesday, January 15
University Residences and Purdue Memorial Union will distribute free slices of birthday cake throughout the afternoon to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Spiritual Celebration of the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther KingSunday, January 20; 4 pm, St. Thomas Aquinas Center
Join Purdue University and the Inter-Religious Network communities in an interfaith church salute centered on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is a spirited remembrance of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in song, readings, reflections and prayer.
Songs of the MovementSunday, January 20; 6 pm, WBAA Radio 920 AM
The Civil Rights Movement incorporated jazz, folk, R&B and gospel music that everybody could relate to and be inspired to help change America in the 1950s and 1960s.
MLK Day of ServiceMonday, January 21
The MLK Day of Service 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 Armory for breakfast and a brief educational program prior to volunteering in the community.
Interactive Engagement SeminarTuesday, January 22, Multiple Sessions Listed Below
An interactive engagement seminar will be hosted by Dionardo Pizaña, Diversity and Personal Specialist, Extension, Michigan State University. Organized by the Diversity Action Team in Agriculture (DATA).
Faculty & Staff Sessions:The Diversity Action Team in Agriculture encourages COA faculty and staff to join us for a special interactive diversity awareness seminar facilitated by experienced diversity trainer, Dionardo Pizaña. The session is designed to serve as an engaging professional development opportunity for faculty and staff interested in advancing their interpersonal and intercultural communication skills and awareness. Both a morning and afternoon session are offered in order to accommodate the maximum number of participants. Limited spaces are available.
Student Session:Students will have the opportunity to participate in "Lunch and Learn" session with Mr. Pizaña. Lunch is free. Limited spaces are available.
Sessions are sponsored by the College of Agriculture, College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Health and Human Sciences.
SESSION A: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, STEW318
(Faculty & Staff Only)
SESSION B: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, STEW318
(Faculty & Staff Only)
LUNCH & LEARN: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, WLSR 116
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Special Guest Speaker & ExhibitWednesday, January 23
Special Guest, Natasha Bowen, Writer, Activist, Founder: Brown.Girl.Farming Color of Food. There will be an art exhibition reception from 12:00-1:30pm, Loeb Playhouse Atrium, Stewart Center. Bowen will give a keynote from 2:00-4:00pm, Fowler Auditorium, Stewart Center. Organized by the Diversity Action Team in Agriculture (DATA).
Exhibit is sponsored by the College of Agriculture, College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Health and Human Sciences.
Commemorative Address - Dr. Melissa Harris-PerryThursday, January 24
This year, Purdue will host Melissa V. Harris-Perry, host of MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry." The show airs on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to noon ET. Harris-Perry is also professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She previously served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and Princeton University.
Purdue Dreamer AwardThursday, January 24
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.
Purdue Dream Teacher Award (K-12)Thursday, January 24
Recognizes the outstanding efforts of a K-12 teacher whose work embodies King's message of unity and commitment to improving the lives of others.
Film & DialogueThursday, January 24, 11:30 am-1:30 pm - Dean's Auditorium PFEN 241
The College of Agriculture will host a brown bag lunch & screening of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. The movie was inspired by a widely acclaimed book by the same title by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Half the Sky was filmed in 10 countries and follows Kristof and celebrity activitists on a journey to tell stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe, oppression is being confronted and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through healthcare, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls. Organized by the Diversity Action Team in Agriculture (DATA).
Film & Dialogue sponsored by the College of Agriculture, College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Health and Human Sciences.
Interactive Diversity Message BoardFriday, January 25
The College of Agriculture will host an Interactive Diversity Message Board via Facebook and Twitter. For more information click here. Organized by the Diversity Action Team in Agriculture (DATA).
Message Board sponsored by the College of Agriculture, College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Health and Human Sciences.
Clothing DriveJanuary 17-31
The Office of Multicultural Programs in the College of Pharmacy is planning a clothing and "Fruit of the Loom" Drive. The combined drive will be January 17th - 31st. Collection boxes will be centrally located throughout the Heine Pharmacy building. The clothing will be donated to "It's My Closet" at the Jefferson High School in Lafayette. All clothing any size will be accepted. Sleepwear, clothing that can be worn to formal dances and unused underwear is especially appreciated. Students from the Multicultural Association of Pharmacy Students (MAPS) and SNPhA will deliver the clothes and volunteer at "It's My Closet" as a service learning project.
Film & DiscussionTuesday, January 29, 7 pm< - LWSN 1142
The College of Science will host a screening of the documentary BLACK PURDUE followed by a facilitated discussion.
"A King's Education"Wednesday, January 30, 7 pm - West Faculty Lounge PMU
The Association of Multicultural Science Students and the Men of Alpha Phi Alpha in financial collaboration with the College of Science (CoS) are proud to present "A King's Education".
Dr. Pamela Shaw, CoS alumna, will share the importance of a quality college education for diverse populations in this global academic driven society.
College of Technology will host an interactive display in the lobby of Knoy featuring a picture of Dr. Martin Luther King. Students are encouraged to write their dream on the display.