Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week at Auburn

 

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.

One Auburn One Community

 

  

The Auburn University community commemorates the legacy and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a week-long series of events and programs Sunday, January 19- Friday, January 24, 2014.

Auburn University students, faculty, administrators, alumni, community partners and friends are invited to attend events that pay tribute to and explore Dr. King's legacy of leadership and service, its meaning and implications to our global consciousness and community today.

For more information about the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week at Auburn University, review the upcoming events list or contact Access and Community Initiatives, a division of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, at 334-844-5042.

 

Calendar of Events

 

Monday, January 20, 7:30 am
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Scholarship Breakfast "Realizing the Dream"
Speaker: Isaiah Hugley, City Manager, Columbus, Ga. Consolidated Government  
The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center
Sponsored by The National Forum for Black Public Administrators of East Alabama, the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach and Access & Community Initiatives a unit of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

For ticket purchase information, call 334.844.5042    

 

Monday, January 20, 7:45 am – 4:45 pm
A Day on and Not A Day Off
Community-wide Day of Service
Pre-registration required at 334.844.5042

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
A Dialogue on Race, Ethnicity, and Integration Forum with Harold A. Franklin, Judge U.W. Clemons & Fred Gray, Anthony Lee, Samuel Pettijohn and  Willie Wyatt 
The forum is an opportunity to reflect on the challenges of the past and will include reflections on the beginnings of Auburn’s racial integration, diversity on campus today, and a look toward the future. The forum opens Auburn’s year-long tribute to those individuals who set the university on a path toward becoming a diverse, global institution over the past half century.
The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center Auditorium
Sponsored by the Offices of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs and University Outreach


Tuesday, January 21, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Commemorating 50 Years of Integration Recognition Luncheon
Keynote Speaker: Frank X. Walker, Associate Professor and Poet – University of Kentucky
Sponsored by the Offices of Alumni Affairs, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, and University Outreach
The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center Ballroom. For ticket purchase information, call 334-844-5042.


Except where noted, events are free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Wednesday, January 22, 3:00 pm
Commemoration Lecture Series
“Segregation, Desegregation and the Vestiges of Segregation at Auburn University”
Dwayne Cox, Head Special Collections & Archives
Draughon Library

 

Thursday, January 23, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Voice of Freedom
Interfaith Service
The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center

 

Friday, January 24, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Multicultural Center Watch and Learn Series
“Imitation of Life”
This is a poignant melodrama about a single mother who hires a black woman to care for her child. The film subverts Hollywood conventions to create a bitter critique of American racism and capitalism.
1330 Auburn University Student Center