Martin Luther King Jr. Week 2018
Celebrate the life and philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by attending MLK Week scheduled Saturday, January 13th - Thursday, January 18th. This year's theme: "Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?" is inspired from Dr. King's 1967 book of the same title. For more information about any of the upcoming events, please browse the program descriptions below or contact Brandon Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org / 470-578-4518.
MLK Day of Impact: Community Service Opportunity RSVP Required
Saturday, Jan. 13th 8:00am – 2:00pm Belmont Elementary School
KSU Volunteerism and Service Learning (VSL) will be taking student volunteers to the Hands On Atlanta Discovery Program to engage with small groups of K-5th grade children at Belmont Hill Elementary school. Transportation will be provided. To RSVP and/or for more information, contact Volunteerism & Service Learning at: http://vksu.kennesaw.edu/need/detail/?need_id=309987 for more information.
The Annual KSU MLK Ceremony & Keynote Address
Sunday, Jan. 14th 6:00pm – 8:00pm Kennesaw Campus, Bailey Performance Center
Emmy Award-winning journalist Ed Gordon will keynote this year's annual MLK ceremony. Mr. Gordon will deliver a message on the KSU MLK Week theme: "Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?" based on Dr. King's 1967 book of the same title. Doors open at 5:15pm. The event is FREE and open to the public.
Six Voices: "Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." Luncheon RSVP Required
Tuesday, Jan. 16th 12:00pm – 1:30pm Carmichael Student Center University
Six KSU community members will have 10 minutes each to reflect on a quote, speech or action from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and share how his philosophies continue to impact our society today. Light lunch will be served. Limited seating available. RSVP using the form below!
MLK Week Film: "Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America" (Two showings)
Tuesday, Jan. 16th 5:00-7:00pm Kennesaw Campus, University Rooms - Cancelled due to KSU weather closure...Join us at the Marietta Campus screening tomorrow instead!
Wednesday, Jan. 17th 5:00–8:00pm Marietta Campus, Ballrooms A&B
This Netflix documentary tells the story of musician Daryl Davis and his mission to combat racism in America by befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. Documentary star Daryl Davis will attend Wednesday's screening and facilitate an open-campus dialogue about the film's thought-provoking message. Light dinner will be served at the Marietta Campus screening.
Putting yourself on the line: "Dr. King's Influence on Social Change"
Thursday, Jan. 18th 12:30–2:00pm Kennesaw Campus, Leadership Room
KSU Multicultural Student Affairs will moderate a contexual discussion on Dr. King's influence on social movements and connect them to contemporary issues. Attendees will reflect on how they can better advocate for social issues they care about. Light lunch will be served.