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Commemorating MLK, Jr. Day 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Swarthmore College Community MLK Day of Service

 11:00am – 1:00pm, Upper Tarble

 The Black Cultural Center and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life  in conjunction with the Office of the President have organized a community service project to benefit the youth of Chester, PA. Community members (volunteers) will assemble packages of collected school supplies to be distributed to Chester Community Charter School, Chester Eastside Ministries, Chester Boys & Girls Club, God’s House of Glory and Community Action Agency of Delaware County.  This event will be followed by a lunch for Day of Service volunteers.

Selma: Film Screening and Talk Back

7:00PM, Lang Performance Arts Center (LPAC) Cinema

 Selma is a 2014 American historical drama based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Alabama voting rights marches led by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. James Bevel, Hosea Williams and John Lewis.  Selma premiered at the American Film Institute Festival on November 11, 2014, began a limited US release on December 25, and expanded into wide theatrical release on January 9, 2015, two months before the 50th anniversary of the march.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Candlelight Vigil

6:00pm, BCC Porch

Candlelight Vigil for those who have suffered while promoting equity and inclusion.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection

 12:30pm​​​​​​​, Friends Meeting House

 Please join together with faculty, staff, and students for a campus-wide community Collection including a time for reflection.  Special performances from the  Swarthmore Gospel Choir . Reception immediately to follow in the Whittier Room.



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