Martin Luther King Jr. Week 2017
At KSU, we recognize the educational access and opportunities that Dr. King's legacy has provided in the United States. We invite you to celebrate the life and philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by attending the various MLK Week events scheduled Saturday, January 13th - Thursday, January 18th. For more information about any of the upcoming events, please contact Brandon Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 470-578-4518.
MLK Day of Impact: Community Service Opportunity RSVP Required
Saturday, Jan. 13th 8:00am – 1:00pm Belmont Elementary School
KSU Volunteerism (VKSU) 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 Support at: email@example.com for more information.
The Annual KSU MLK Ceremony & Keynote Address
Sunday, Jan. 14th 6:00pm – 8:30pm 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. Open admission seating.
Six Voices: "Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." Luncheon RSVP Required
Tuesday, Jan. 17th 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 refreshments 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 Marietta Campus, Wilson Student Center Ballroom
Wednesday, Jan. 17th 5:00–8:00pm Kennesaw Campus, Student Center University Room
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. Cast members from the documentary will facilitate a open-campus dialogue about the film's thought-provoking message after Wednesday's Marietta Campus screening.
Courageous Conversations: "Keeping Dr. King's Dream Alive" (Two options)
Thursday, Jan. 19th Noon–1:30pm Kennesaw Campus, Student Center University Room
Thursday, Jan. 19th 6:00-8:00pm Marietta Campus, Student Center Student Affiars Suite
KSU’s Dr. Matthew Robison will screen and facilitate an open discussion on Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and how its message is still relevant today. Bring your own lunch.