Swarthmore to Commemorate Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The College community will honor and commemorate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a series of educational and inspirational events later this month:
Tuesday, January 23 from 4 - 6 p.m. (Scheuer Room): The program kicks off with a social justice workshop presented by the Aorta Foundation. In “Fighting the Systems: Destabilizing Systemic Oppression,” community members will develop a shared language and a deeper analysis of how systemic oppression operates to better understand how we can transform ourselves and our organizations, workplaces, and communities.
Wednesday, January 24 at 6 p.m. (Black Cultural Center): A candlelight vigil will be held in honor of those who have suffered while promoting equality and inclusion.
Thursday, January 25 at 7 p.m. (Scheuer Room): Racial justice and mindfulness mentor Amanda Kemp and her husband, musician Michael Jamanis, will present “Say the Wrong Thing! Racial Justice from the Heart.” They will take the audience “on a musical and poetic journey” through the evolution of a sometimes conflicting creative relationship that led to their signature piece, "The Chaconne Emancipated."
Friday, January 26 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. (Friends Meeting House): The commemoration concludes with a collection in memory of Dr. King.
Sponsoring the events are the Black Cultural Center, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and the Office of the President.