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Celebrating Dr. King's legacy Jan. 16-20

January 12, 2017 at 9:25 am

We will celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the week of Jan. 16-20.

The celebration kicks off with the 13th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Convocation, which will be held on Monday, Jan. 16 at 4:15 p.m. at Eaton Chapel. This year’s speaker is Beloit City Councilor Regina Dunkin, the former executive director of the Merrill Community Center, and a community leader with over 18 years of social service experience.

The event will be live-streamed online at www.beloit.edu/live and rebroadcast on Beloit Access Television in the coming weeks. 

Additional events:

Tuesday, Jan. 17- #Letsbereal series: Is Dr. King’s movement possible today?, 4 p.m. in Java Joint located in the basement of Pearsons Hall. This audience-facilitated conversation is sure to be thought-provoking.                                                                

Thursday, Jan. 19 - A performance of the play “The Meeting,” 7 p.m. in Wilson Theater. The 1987 play by Jeff Stetson details the fictional meeting between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X in 1965.

Friday, Jan. 20 - #GetWoke: Screening of “The 13th” by Ava DuVernay, 7:30 p.m. in Wilson Theater. The 2016 documentary explores race and the history of mass incarceration.