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‘Berg Announces Week of Programming Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

Allentown, Pa. – (January 9, 2013) – Muhlenberg College will celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with Where Do You Stand?, a week of interactive, interdisciplinary programming that runs from January 16 - 22.  Events range from film-screenings to a community engagement fair, from panels and lectures to open discussions about race and local issues.  Speakers include Muhlenberg faculty members and special guest Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, associate professor of English education from Columbia University, who will give a talk entitled Building Community in an Hour of Chaos: Progress in the Age of Obama.  A full schedule of events is listed below.

The celebration is sponsored by the Africana Studies program, Multicultural Center, Black Students Association, Chaplain's Office, Social Justice Collaborative, Theta Nu Xi, Psychology Department, Office of Community Service & Civic Engagement, Latin American Studies, and Media & Communication Department.

All events are free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events 


Wednesday, January 16
Screening Social Justice: Short Docs from HYPE and Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Man and The Dream|
Followed by talkback with Dr. Lora Taub-Pervizour, associate professor of media and communication
Miller Forum, Moyer Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 17 
Skin Color/Racial Identity: Issues of Social Justice
A talk with Dr. Kim Gallon, assistant professor of history, and Dr. Cathy Ouellette, assistant professor of history

Seegers 109-110, 12:30 p.m.

Where Do You Stand with Local Communities?:  A Community Engagement Fair
Seegers Union Event Space. 4:00 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.

Building Community in an Hour of Chaos: Progress in the Age of Obama
A talk with Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, associate professor of English education, Columbia University
Miller Forum, Moyer Hall, 6:00 p.m.

Where Do You Stand on Allentown?: An Interactive Map
Seegers Union Light Lounge, on display through Sunday, January 20

Sunday, January 20 
MLK Celebration
Key note speaker Justin Rose, Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow
Seegers Union Event Space, 2:00 p.m.

MLK Chapel Service and Dinner
Egner Chapel and Hoffman House, 5:30 p.m.

Monday, January 21
Reflections on Diversity: Short Documentaries about Diversity at MuhlenbergSeegers Union Event Space, 9 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Inaugural Celebration: President Barack Obama
Seegers Union Event Space, 9 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Where Do You Stand on the Issues?
A gathering where students can make their voices heard
Seegers Union Event Space, 2:00—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 22  
Mapping the Matrix: Intersectionality at Muhlenberg
A talk with Dr. Kate Richmond, associate professor of psychology, & Dr. Connie Wolfe, associate professor of psychology
Seegers Union 113 (Great Room), 12:30 p.m.

Social Justice: What is Our Responsibility?
Social Justice Collaborative Annual Faculty Panel
Seegers Union Event Space, 7:00 p.m.