Commemorating MLK, Jr. Day 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, January 23

Social Justice Workshop presented by the AORTA Collective (Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance)

LOVE THE PEOPLE: BUILDING POWER THROUGH SANCTUARY

Scheuer Room - Kohlberg, 4pm – 6pm 

In this workshop we will develop shared language and a deeper analysis of how systemic oppression operates so that we can better understand how to transform ourselves and our organizations, workplaces, and communities. Together we will map what it looks like when systems like white supremacy, patriarchy, classism, homo- and transphobia, ableism, etc. influence and affect our day-to-day interactions, as well as organizational operations and practices. We will leave with a more comprehensive and complicated understanding of these systems, as well as action steps and resources to make concrete changes and impacts.

Wednesday, January 24

Candlelight Vigil

Black Cultural Center Porch, 6PM

The Swarthmore community comes together in remembrance of those who have suffered injustice under our present systems.


Thursday, January 25

SAY THE WRONG THING! RACIAL JUSTICE FROM THE HEART

Scheuer Room - Kohlberg, 7pm – 8:30pm 

Drs. Amanda Kemp and Michael Jamanis lead a musical and poetic journey through the evolution of their sometimes-conflicting creative relationship as they discovered ways to connect across race, genre, and culture. Excerpts from Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, and Assata Shakur’s poetry will be presented.


Friday, January 26

MLK Collection 

Friends Meeting House, 12:30PM-1:30PM

Join together with faculty, staff, and students for a campus-wide community collection including a time for reflection and a special performance from the Swarthmore College Gospel Choir. 


Sponsors:

Sponsored by the Office of the President, Black Cultural Center, and Office of Religious and Spiritual Life