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2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. celebratory events

"The time is always right to do what is right."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 14, 2013
12:30 p.m., Dana Center

"Martin Luther King, Jr.: An Extremist for the Cause of Justice"
Dr. Edward McGushin
Dr. Edward McGushin is an associate professor in the Philosophy Department at Stonehill College. He came to Stonehill from St. Anselm College, where he served in a similar role since 2004. Prior to that, he was an adjunct professor at Boston College and a senior lecturer at Cambridge College during the 2003-2004 academic year. McGushin was also was an international fellow at the École Normale Supérieure, one of France's most prestigious academic institutions.

Monday, January 21, 2013
5 p.m., North Lounge - Cushing Student Center

"The Time is Always Right to do What is Right"
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dottie Morris

Actions speak louder than words. This powerful quote can be easily applied to almost any situation or life circumstance. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is not only remembered for his remarkable oratory skills, but also for the extraordinary actions he took to address the social inequities of his time. His message was relevant during the Civil Rights Era and it is still relevant today. You don't need to be a nationally known leader to facilitate change. We all have the ability (through acts big and small) to make a positive impact on our communities.

Dr. Dottie Morris will deliver a call to action during her keynote address. She is the Chief Officer for Diversity and Multiculturalism at Keene State College and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. Her commitment to social justice and human rights is demonstrated in her impressive credentials. In her current role she recommends institutional practices and policies that foster a welcoming and inclusive campus community and advance the College's goals for
diversity and multiculturalism.

Sponsored by Campus Ministry, Multicultural Student Coalition and the Multicultural Center

Monday, January 21, 2013
12 p.m., Cushing Center Lobby
The New Hampshire Institute of Politics' Kevin Harrington Student Ambassadors and the Multicultural Center at Saint Anselm College invite you to join students, faculty, staff and the community to watch the Fifty-Seventh Presidential Inauguration as President Barack Obama is sworn in for a second term.

Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, January 24, 2013
7:30 p.m., Dana Center
From the perspective of African American women, engaging looks at pieces of the American Civil Rights Movement. Sometimes shocking, sometimes amusing, these stories will not be forgotten. Brought to life as only a piece of live theatre can.
Daring to Think, Move and Speak is a moving series of monologues and spirituals detailing the life and legacies of five African- American women of the Civil Rights Movement: Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Fannie Lou Hamer, Francis Ellen Watkins Harper, Rosa Parks and Diane Nash. These women dared to defy the social and economic injustices of their time. The imaginative and talented Trena Bolden Fields intimately explores the lives of these women activists and their contribution to the movement.

Saturday, January 26, 2013
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA)
Cost: Free

The Worcester Art Museum presents an exhibition of some of the most powerful American photographs of the 1960s, the images through which the country shared that dynamic
period and by which it is remembered. All from the museum's permanent collection, these photographs were collected by Howard G. Davis, III to recall and reflect upon his memories of the era that had formed his personality. The images date from 1958 to 1975, and include the presidency and assassination of John F. Kennedy, as well as the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, the American space program and its mission to the moon, the antiwar movement and counterculture.

Transportation to the museum will be provided. You must sign up in advance in the Multicultural Center in order to attend this event.

Sunday, January 27, 2013
3 p.m., St. Joseph Cathedral (Manchester, NH)
Cost: Free

 Brought back by popular demand, come and let your soul be stirred by the beautiful and rousing music of the Archdiocese of Boston Black Catholic Choir. Mr. Meyer Chambers directs 30 voices in singing traditional spirituals and joyous renditions of your favorite hymns.

Transportation from campus will be provided. You must sign up in advance in the Multicultural Center in order to attend this event.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Carr Center
The Meelia Center for Community Engagement's MLK's Path to Service Day combines direct service and education to and for children ages 8-15 from a local after school program - Girls Inc. Participants will be invited to share a dinner with a Saint Anselm College student during the annual "Feed A Friend" program where they can reflect on their own dreams and aspirations. After dinner, the girls will gather to create No-Sew blankets to be donated to a local nursing home and No-Sew hats to be donated to the Manchester Homeless Services Center while reflecting on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Meelia Center for Community Engagement at

Thursday, February 7, 2013
5 p.m., NHIOP West Wing
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Arthur Hilson

The Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday was first observed on January 20, 1986. New Hampshire became the last state in the nation to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1999. It took the government 15 years to create the federal holiday, and an additional 16 years for New Hampshire to recognize the day.
Rev. Dr. Arthur Hilson, has served 22 years as Senior Pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church in Portsmouth-where King preached in 1952-was among those leading the struggle to get New Hampshire to adopt a state Martin Luther King holiday. Rev.Dr. Hilson is President of the American Baptist Churches of Vermont & New Hampshire, and 1st Vice President of the United Baptist Churches of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.  He has also served as a Commissioner of Human Rights for New Hampshire. During the 1960s, he marched in the South with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He is the founding president of the New England Chapter of the SCLC and the Amherst Branch of the N.A.A.C.P. Dr. Hilson currently teaches history at Portsmouth High School. He has also taught at University of Massachusetts and University of New Hampshire. He has facilitated over 500 workshops for educational groups, corporations, and the Government.

Friday, February 1, 2013 - Thursday, February 28, 2013
Dana Center Lobby

In 2004, The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education at Hebrew Union College partnered with seniors at the University of Cincinnati College of Design Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) to develop an exhibit that encourages viewers to examine the complexities of the prejudices and stereotypes that exist in all of us in a constructive, non-threatening manner.
Facing Prejudice blends cutting-edge contemporary graphic art with unique educational content. The exhibit is comprised of six, eight-foot tall, freestanding kiosks, each addressing different topics such as the Japanese-American internment during World War II, Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball, as well as anonymous personal stories of real prejudice that occurs in everyday society.
The exhibit is a journey of questions, personal insights and factual statements, designed to challenge viewers and empower them to fight for understanding and tolerance in their everyday lives. To aid viewers in this mission, action take-away cards have been developed for visitors. This thought provoking exhibition will be on view in the Dana Center during the month of February.

Sponsored by:

  • Campus Compact for New Hampshire
  • Campus Ministry
  • Dana Humanities Center
  • Meelia Center for Community Service
  • Multicultural Center
  • Multicultural Student Coalition
  • New Hampshire Institute of Politics
  • President's Steering Committee for Inclusiveness
  • Student Government Association


Intercultural Holiday Dinner

Although it is not mandatory, we encourage you to R.S.V.P By Tuesday, November 27 to Linda Rey at ext. 4282 or

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Multicultural Center

New York City Museum Bus Trip

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Registration Fee: $35

Tour the Metropolitan Museum and explore the city afterwards!

  • Boarding Time: 6:00 a.m. (Dana Center Parking Lot)
  • NYC Departure Time: 7:00 p.m. (St. Patrick's Cathedral)

Registration will be held in the Multicultural Center beginning October 10, 2012.

Sponsored by the Humanities Program and the Multicultural Center

Enough is Enough Campaign

The Laramie Project

 Thursday, November 8 - Saturday, November 10
Dana Center 

Presented by The Anselmian Abbey Players

The Clothesline Project

 Monday, November 12 - Friday, November 16
North Lounge
Stand united with women affected by violence by stopping by the Cushing Lobby to make a t-shirt or visit the display. A representative from the YWCA will be available at the display to address questions and concerns on Wednesday and Thursday from 12pm - 2pm. 

Sponsored by The Multicultural Center

Silent Witness Project

 Monday, November 12 - Friday, November 16
Dana Center Lobby and Geisel Library (Main Level)
The Silent Witness Project is a traveling memorial honoring women who were murdered in acts of domestic violence. Each life-sized silhouette represents a woman, who was murdered by a spouse,
significant other or ex-partner.

Sponsored by The Multicultural Center

Hazing: Destroys Teams and Divides Organizations

Monday, November 12 at 7:00 pm
Dana Center
This presentation will review the definition of hazing, understanding the reasons behind it and how to prevent and address hazing situations. Only through education and awareness can we stop the abuse of power, humiliation, and oppression. 

Sponsored by Saint Anselm Athletics

Bystander Intervention Presentation

Tuesday, November 13 at 6:00pm
North Lounge
What can you do to make a difference? Plenty! A panel of experts will offer strategies to help you intervene directly or indirectly in both emergency and non-emergency situations. During this time you can also make T-Shirts for the Clothesline Project. 

Sponsored by The Multicultural Center and Residential Life and Education

Fortune Cookies and Facts

Tuesday, November 13 at 9:00 pm
The Pub
Enjoy a fortune cookie while learning about community violence throughout our country and what you can do to stay safe! Then, come test your knowledge at Pub Trivia! 

Sponsored by The Red Key Society

Pub Trivia

Tuesday, November 13 at 9:00 pm
Brush up and test your knowledge on the true facts of violence on campuses around the United States. Prizes awarded to "Most Aware" team. 

Sponsored by The Saint Elizabeth Seton Society   

Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30 pm
Perini Lecture Hall
Movie and discussion

Sponsored by The Sociology Society

Wednesday, November 14 at 10:00 pm
Lady Chapel, Lower Abbey Church "Let's Go Fly a Kite: Let Non-violence Take Flight"

Thursday, November 15 1-3 p.m.
Alumni Quad
Bring your favorite peace/non-violence quote, and place it on the back of a kite. Join us and fly a kite in the name of non-violence with your quote aboard. You get to keep your kite! 

Sponsored by The Core Council

Self Defense Class

Friday, November 16th at 12:00 pm
Carr Center
Presented by John Stewart from Bedford Martial Arts 

Sponsored by Health Services

Monday, November 12 - Friday, November 16

  • Silhouettes and Statistics: This campus-wide visual installation reminds us that violence impacts us all. Sponsored by: Student Activities and Leadership Programs
  • Stating the Facts: Learn the facts about violence around our nation and tips to keep you safe. Sponsored by: Residential Life and Education

Eid-ul-Adha Iftaar Dinner
Thursday, October 25, 2012
5:30 p.m.
NHIOP - West Wing

Celebrate the breaking of a traditional fast on the eve of one of Islam's two holidays, Eid-ul-Adha. Learn more about Islam and MSA! Although it is not mandatory, we encourage you to R.S.V.P

Sponsored by the Muslim Students' Association (MSA) and the Multicultural Center

Presenter: Hal Inglis, President of the New Hampshire Society of Genealogists
Friday, October 12, 2012

Who are you? What will you find tracing your family history? This workshop will provide you with basic tips on how to begin conducting research on your ancestors.

Sponsored by the Multicultural Center

Salsa Madness
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Learn how to dance, and enjoy free salsa and chips.6:30pm Free Chips and Salsa

Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Coalition and the Multicultural Center

True Life: My Life in Islam
"TRUE LIFE" is a series of informal discussions about life in diverse cultures. They are facilitated by current students. You are invited to listen, learn and ask questions.

Sponsored by the Multicultural Center & Student Activities Office

Commuter Social
Friday August 31, 2012

Meet other commuters; FREE pizza, FREE gas cards & FREE T-Shirts

Sponsored by the Multicultural Center