Agnes Scott College
Agnes Scott College has announced that it is presenting Martin Luther & Coretta Scott King Jr. Week of Human Rights A Voice for the Voiceless: Untold Stories.
• Jan. 17 - MLK Day of Service with City of Decatur, City of Decatur Solarium 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
• Jan. 18 - Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, Buttrick Hall G-4 6 p.m.
• Jan. 19 - Silent No More: Agnes Scott Student Voices, Fireplace Lounge 6 p.m.
• Jan. 20 - Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation, Gaines Auditorium 1 p.m.
• Jan. 21 - She Stood Her Ground: The Story of Constance Curry, Fireplace Lounge 2 p.m.
• Jan. 22 - ATL Outing presents A Visit to the King Center, Front Loop 10 a.m.
Emory University has announced these King Week programs:
Monday, Jan. 17 - 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. – “Remembering Martin Luther King Through Service.” Volunteers will plant trees in the Martin Luther King, Jr. historic district in conjunction with Trees Atlanta and reflect on their service over lunch. Volunteer pre-registration is required.
At 7 p.m. at Glenn Church there will be a panel discussion, “Open doors and open minds: The intersection of race and gender in service.” The moderator will be Doug Shipman, executive director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights Partnership.
Tuesday, Jan. 18 – 3 p.m. -Members of the National PanHellenic Council at Emory University will make “no-sew” blankets for inner-city pre-school children at Jumpstart locations and for children at Our House, a childcare and support center for homeless families. The activity will be in room 355 of the Dobbs University Center.
Chapel service: 11:05 a.m. Service of Word and Table, sponsored by the Candler School of Theology, will be in Cannon Chapel.
At 4 p.m., keynote speaker Ambassador Andrew Young, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, will speak in Cannon Chapel. There will be a reception and book signing in Brooks Commons.
Wednesday, Jan. 19 – noon - “Words That Changed the World” - Emory students, faculty and staff will read from speeches and letters written by prominent civil rights leaders from around the world, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mohandas Gandhi, Cesar Chavez and Aung San Suu Kyi.
At 1 p.m. “Unite, Uplift and Inspire,” an African drum circle to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring The Drum Café – Atlanta will be on Coca Cola Commons, Dobbs University Center. Up to 40 people may join the drum circle. The Drum Café will perform on West African djembe drums.
At 4 p.m. “Women Talking With Women: Reflecting on Race, Ethnicity, and Culture,” the university’s 15th annual open discussion in celebration of King Week at Emory, will feature women of different backgrounds and experiences sharing and creating conversations with one another. The moderator will be Pamela Epps of the Emory University Counseling Center. The event will be in the Dobbs University
Center, Room 362.
At 6:30 p.m. David Malebranche, Emory assistant professor, general medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital, will present “Journey of self: catalyst to discovering our purpose.” Following introductory comments, local high school participants in the S,O.U.L. poem and essay contest will present their work and winners will be announced and awards presented. A reception will follow.
At 8 p.m. there will be a concert and birthday cake celebration. A choral concert, honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and recognizing the Martin Luther King, Jr. and Benjamin E. Mays scholars of Emory University, will feature the Voices of Inner Strength gospel choir. The event will be on the Coca-Cola Commons, Dobbs University Center.
Thursday, Jan. 20 – There will be a chapel service at 11:05 a.m. in Cannon Chapel.
At 4 p.m. there will be community service awards with Dr. Bernard LaFayette, senior distinguished scholar, Candler School of Theology, as the speaker. The event will be held in the new Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Road. A reception will follow.
At 7 p.m. there will be a jazz vesper service featuring Dwight Andrews, associate professor of music, and the Atlanta Jazz Chorus.
Friday, Jan. 21 - 11:30 a.m. - international student coffee hour will be in the Winship Ballroom.
At 3 p.m. “Soundtrack for a Revolution,” a lecture by Dr. Vincent G. Harding, professor emeritus of religion and social transformation, Iliff School of Theology, will be given in the Joseph H. Jones Room, Woodruff Library. A reception will follow.
Sunday, Jan. 23 – 11 a.m. - Dr. Vincent G. Harding, author, civil rights activist and professor emeritus, religion and social transformation, Iliff School of Theology, will preach at a worship service in Cannon Chapel. Music will be by the Voices of Inner Strength, gospel choir. A reception will follow in Brooks Commons.
At 8 p.m. there will be a “State of race” discussion at Glenn Memorial Church. Soledad O’Brien, host of In America documentary at CNN, will speak. Tickets are available at the DUC and free to students, staff and faculty with University ID.
For more information on the Emory events, visit http://www.religiouslife.emory.edu/pdf/KING%20WEEK%202011.pdf.