Martin Luther King Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr in several images

2020 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Events Series

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Murray Library Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement Display

January 7-31, 2020
John Lewis. Diane Nash. James Meredith. These college students and many
more were instrumental in propelling the Civil Rights movement forward,
however, most of us don’t know their names, let alone their powerful stories.
Join us as we celebrate these history makers in a library display that will
highlight their groundbreaking achievements. Come into the library and head
down the hall to the left to check it out from January 7-31.

Experience, I AM A MAN, a virtual reality (VR) experience by Derek Ham of
the historic events of the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
Location: Murray Library


Monday, January 20, 2020

Serve with the Harrisburg community.
8:30am-1:00pm Sign up:


Tuesday, January 21,2020

COMMON CHAPEL featuring guest speaker, Dr. Minnijean Brown Trickey
Worship led by Messiah College’s UVP Gospel Choir.
10:30am–11:30am Brubaker Auditorium

EVENING CHAPEL featuring guest speaker, Dr. Minnijean Brown Trickey
joined by Mrs. Spirit Tawfiq.
7:00pm – 8:00pm Hostetter Chapel

Dr. Minnijean Brown Trickey is one of the nine African American students who
collectively resisted opposition to the desegregation of Central High School
(Little Rock, Arkansas) in 1957. Dr. Brown Trickey, a lifelong activist, is the
recipient of numerous awards including the NAACP Spingarn Medal and the
Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian award.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Trivia Night
Have fun with your friends at our 1st MLK week Trivia Night. Start forming
your teams now for a chance to win bragging rights and prizes! There will be 4
rounds of trivia questions about people who influenced Black American History
and famous Civil Rights leaders today, music (then and now) and pop culture.
7:00pm - 8:30pm Larsen Student Union


Thursday, January 23, 2020

Featured Lottie Lunch Menu of MLK Favorites
11:00am - 2:00pm Lottie Nelson Dining Hall

Joining the Fight
Join us for a facilitated discussion on social justice fatigue, where we will try
to answer questions like- “How do we find balance between being active in
social justice work and maintaining a healthy life style?” and “What does it
look like to take action?”
6:00pm - 9:00pm Boyer 131


Friday, January 24, 2020

SAB Lost Films featuring Harriet
6:00pm & 9:00pm Parmer Cinema, Boyer Hall


Saturday, January 25, 2020

SAB Lost Films featuring Harriet
3:00pm, 6:00pm & 9:00pm Parmer Cinema, Boyer Hall


Our purpose is to reflect together on the vision and Christian ministry of Dr. King for the purpose of encouraging and cultivating a deeper commitment to be God's agents of justice, peace and reconciliation.


Sponsored by: Intercultural Office - Multicultural Student Programs,  Agape Center, College Ministries,  Multicultural Council, Murray Library, Office of Diversity Affairs, Learning Technology Services, Student Activities Board, and Student Government Association.

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