Dr. Martin Luther King Day, The Fierce Urgency of Now

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Harry Belafonte to speak at Purdue Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

Harry Belafonte, singer, songwriter, actor and social activist, on Jan. 17 will keynote the Purdue University celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The theme of the 2017 celebration is The Fierce Urgency of Now, Where do we go from here?

Tuesday, January 17

Purdue Dreamer Award

the Purdue Dreamer Award will be presented on Jan. 17 at Loeb Playhouse. The award is presented annually to an individual or organization in the Purdue community whose contributions embody King's vision of service to others and furthers the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Nominations for the award are being accepted until Dec. 31. More information, including submission forms and a list of previous recipients, can be found at http://www.purdue.edu/dro/mlk, or contact Carolyn E. Johnson, director of the Diversity Resource Office, 765-494-7307, cjohnson1@purdue.edu.

Monday, January 16

Boiler Volunteer Network Day of Service

Jan. 16. MLK Day of Service, coordinated by Boiler Volunteer Network. Open to Purdue students, faculty, staff members and retirees. Volunteers will spend time with community service agencies in Tippecanoe County, including those that work with animals, children, seniors, health care and the homeless. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. at the France Córdova Recreational Sports Center. Registration is available here.

January 9-16

Purdue Libraries

Purdue Libraries faculty and staff will create and mount displays on a variety of topics related to King's legacy in libraries across campus.

Friday, January 13

MLK Jr. Birthday Celebration with Purdue Dining & Catering

Purdue Dining & Catering will distribute free slices of birthday cake in the Purdue Memorial Union and Purdue residence halls dining courts.

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Tuesday, January 16-21

College of Agriculture

You're Invited to attend the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Awareness week.

Information on all week's activities

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Tuesday, January 17

“Black Purdue”

“Black Purdue” screening and panel discussion moderated by Venetria Patton, Professor of English in Pfendler Hall room 241, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm.

Wednesday, January 18

Looking at the Civil Rights Movement vs. Black Lives Matter Movement presented by Kai Green, Assistant Professor of Queer Theory at the University of California, Santa Barbara in Pfendler Hall room 241 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm.

Thursday, January 19

Emotional Intelligence Workshops presented by David G. Lewis of Lewis Consulting Group, Inc. This event is open to all. RSVP is required. Sessions will be 9:30 – 10:30 am; 11:00 – 12:00 pm in NLSN room 1215 and 1:30 – 2:30 pm; 3:00 – 4:00 pm in MTHW room 304.

Friday, January 20

Songs of Freedom – Negro Spiritual and Their Meaning presented by James Dekle, Black Cultural Center Music Director from 12:00 – 1:30 pm in Pfendler Hall room 241.

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