Martin Luther King
Concurrent Social Justice Activities
The Poverty Simulation experience will help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from week to week.
Kirkhof Center, Pere Marquette Room; 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
RVSP for a session by clicking here.
Campus members will read from King’s writings and the works he inspired.
Kirkhof Center, room 2266; sessions begin at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
“Crafting for Our Community” participants will engage in upcycling crafts: turning pillowcases into dresses, weaving plastic bags into sleeping mats. These items will be donated to local shelters or health care organizations.
Kirkhof Center, rooms 2215/2216; sessions begin at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Organizers ask that participants stay for the entire length of the project. RSVP by clicking here. Walk-ins will be accepted pending available space.
Upcycling is open to children ages 5 and up, but all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Donations will be accepted (see list below) and can be brought to Lake Ontario Hall, room 227, or Kirkhof Center, room 1240.
List: plastic grocery bags, new paper lunch bags, new or used lanyards, new/used pillowcases, new/used T-shirts, new/used flannel or fleece; fabric markers or fabric paint; yarn; soda can tops or tabs, thread, buttons, trim and ribbons.
Straight Talk: (afternoon only)
Panelists will discuss King’s legacy today. Topic is "Straight Talk: America in the Age of Obama, Part 2."
Speakers will be Joe Jones, interim president of Grand Rapids Urban League; Sherry Johnson, assistant professor of English; Louis Moore, assistant professor of history.
Moderator will be Sean Huddleston, director of Intercultural Training.
Kirkhof Center, room 2270
All day: Documentaries and films showcasing King’s work will be screened.
Kirkhof Center Theater and room 1104.
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