"You shall love the Lord your God... and your neighbor as yourself" (Luke 10:27)
January 18 – 25
Join Campus Ministry in observing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, a global initiative where, in communion with Christians worldwide, pray for unity. For eight days between January 18 and 25, voices from our campus community lead us in prayer, cultivating an atmosphere of hospitality and love for our neighbors. Embark on this meaningful journey with us, resonating with the teachings of Christ, and let us become witnesses for love in the spirit of unity.
Sponsored by Campus Ministry
Anger & Hope African Diaspora Women’s Political Speech and Poetry Day
Coffeehouse-style, informal reading aloud of poems, lyrics, and speeches by women of the African Diaspora including abolitionist Maria W. Stewart, politician Shirley Chisholm, Maya Angelou, Amanda Gorman and Wangari Maathai whose words, actions, and vision changed the world, with audience participation. Then enjoy music, games, art and snacks from the Community Resilience and Social Equity Lab. Come be inspired by these women’s truth-telling, calls to action, resilience, and joy.
Sponsored by Gender Studies, Africana Studies, and Respect the Nest with the Community Resilience and Social Equity Lab.
Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner
Tuesday, January 30 4:30 PM, NHIOP
Key Note Speaker: Ronelle Tshiela, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Manchester and NH
The Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion invites all staff, faculty and students to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner on Tuesday, January 30th at 4:30 pm at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics. This year’s featured speaker is Ronelle Tshiela, co-founder of BLM Manchester and BLM NH. A delicious dinner buffet will be provided.
Sponsored by the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion, Campus Ministry and the Multicultural Student Coalition
MLK Jr. Vigil & March
Wednesday, February 7
8:15 PM, Steps of the Abbey Church
Join the Multicultural Student Coalition as they celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a peace March and candlelight vigil. The march will begin and end at steps of the Abbey Church. Campus Mass to follow.
Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Coalition, Campus Ministry and the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion
Wednesday, February 7 9:00 PM, Abbey Church
Sponsored by Campus Ministry
Unity Retreat (Finding Ourselves in Unity to our Campus)
Friday, February 9 to Saturday, February 10 Grotonwood Meeting & Retreat Center 4:00 pm
African American Music Concert
Wednesday, February 14, 12:30-1:15pm Koonz Theatre Music Faculty and Student Common Hour Concert: A Celebration of African American music in the Koonz Theatre in the Dana Center.
Sponsored by the Fine Arts Department
The Baltimore Slam Team: Spoken Word and Poetry Night
Saturday, February 17th 8:30 PM - The Coffee Shop
Join SEAL in welcoming the Baltimore Slam Poetry Team to Saint Anselm College! Two-time winners of the International Poetry Slam competition, they now travel the country performing. Using this unique spoken word medium, they encourage conversations about contemporary societal issues.
Sponsored by Student Engagement and Leadership
CAB MLK Jr./Black History Month Trivia
Tuesday February 20th, 7:00 PM The Coffee Shop
Come and see what you know about Martin Luther King Jr. and what was happening while he was alive! Answer questions about 60's music, social movements, MLK Jr, and more!
Sponsored by Student Activities and Leadership Programs and the Campus Activity Board
Film: The Loving Story
Tuesday, February 20 7:00 pm. Location TBD
A racially charged criminal trial and the heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights Era. Long Way Home: The Loving Story is a story of love and the struggle for dignity set against a backdrop of historic anti-miscegenation sentiments in the U.S. The Loving’s, an interracial couple, fell in love and married at a critical time in American history, and, because of the confluence of social and political turmoil our reluctant heroes bring about change where previously no one else could.
This film is a part of the Community Cinema Series. Community Cinema is a collaborative initiative of the DEI Action Plan that showcases the amazing diversity of culture and experiences that are woven within our campus community and globally.
John Lewis: Good Trouble | Film Screening & Discussion
Wednesday, February 21 5:00 – 7:30pm, Dana 1D
This 2020 documentary chronicles the life and times of U.S. Congressperson and longtime Civil Rights activist John Lewis (1940-2020). For more than 60 years-from a teenager of the front lines of the Civil rights movement the legislative powerhouse in Washington-Lewis was at the forefront of what he termed “good trouble”. One of the MLK’s closet allies. Lewis organized courageous Freedom Rides and sit ins that left him both blooded and jailed and was a leader in both the historic marches on Washington and Selma.
Sponsored by the College Democrats and the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion
MLK Jr. Book Group Discussion
Thursday, February 22 9:00 – 10:30am, Geisel Library Classroom Copies of the book will be available at Geisel Library on Thursday, January 25
Geisel Library will host a book group for the 2024 MLK Jr. Celebratory Program. Join Geisel librarian Melinda Malik in a discussion of “Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge” by Erica Armstrong Dunbar.
Sponsored by Geisel Library
Student Panel: “Good Trouble: Then and Now,”
Thursday, February 22 6:00 pm, Event Space
Student Moderator: Anna Raley
Join students from the Multicultural Student Coalition, Men of Color and Women of Color Group as they consider and grapple with both the risks and the hopelessness of nonviolence as a response to violence and oppression
Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Coalition, Men of Color and Women of Color.
MLK Jr. Debate
Thursday, February 29 7:00 pm Perini Lecture Hall
As part of the MLK Program of Events, the College Debate Team annually holds a public debate on a matter related to civil rights and liberties.
Topic: Civil Disobedience is Immoral.
Sponsored by the Debate Team
Father Jonathan, O.S.B. Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion