Saint Anselm College
2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebratory Program
Theme: "Just Take the First Step"

Digital Exhibition
Tuesday, January 1 - 31, 2019, Geisel Library

Title: African American Voices: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Location: Access the gallery on Geisel Guides
This digital gallery portrays the life and activism of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a series of photographs exclusively available through Artstor. To learn more about the life, activism and legacy of Dr. King see also the list of resources featuring articles and books available at the Geisel Library.
Sponsored by the Geisel Library

Library Book Display
Monday, January 14 - 31, 2019, Geisel Library
Title: Today's Voices
Written by contemporary African American authors, thinkers and essayists, this display presents books from the Library's collection that confront issues of race and racism that persists in today's society. These works demonstrate how contemporary writers continue to advance Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of racial justice and social change.
Sponsored by the Geisel Library

"Is the Civil Rights Movement in America Over?"
Friday, January 18, 2019, 12:30 p.m., LLC Meeting Room

Facilitated by Professor Chris Bruell of the Criminal Justice Department.
Sponsored by the Grappone Humanities Institute

Archdiocese of Boston Black Catholic Choir
Friday, January 18, 2019, 7:30 p.m., Koonz Theater

The highly acclaimed Archdiocese of Boston Black Catholic Choir will have the audience on their feet, swinging and swaying to their incredible renditions of old Gospel music and stimulating spirituals such as "Every Praise and He's an on Time God".

The ABBCC was established in 1992 to "enhance liturgies & prayer services" and also to present concerts through the Archdiocese of Boston and beyond by raising their voices in song to the Lord. If you have never heard this group, you have a rare opportunity to experience this exciting religious form and dimension.
Sponsored by the Intercultural Center and the Fine Arts Department

The Mandal Man
Friday, January 18, 2019, 8 p.m., Jean Student Center Auditorium

Mandal is an Atlanta based comedian that is known for his high energy performance and quirky sense of humor. He is also the co host for Clown School, a podcast about life absurdities. He has opened for comedians such as Tig Notarol Jamie Lee and Donnell Rawlings. He has also performed in Orlando Undie Comedy Festival, Memphis Comedy Festival and the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival.
Sponsored by the Office for Student Engagement and Leadership

Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner
Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 4:30 p.m., NHIOP Auditorium

Keynote Speaker: Senator Melanie Levesque
The Intercultural Center invites all staff, faculty and students to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner on Tuesday, January 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the NHIOP Auditorium. A delicious dinner will be provided.
Sponsored by the Intercultural Center, Campus Ministries and the Multicultural Student Coalition.

A Celebration of Audre Lorde
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 5 p.m., Jean Student Center Auditorium

Film, "The Edge of Each Other's Battles: The Vision of Audrey Lorde"
The much loved and inspiring Audre Lorde, author of 15 books of poetry and prose, was an internationally influential catalyst for social justice within and among social movements including Black Liberation, Women's Liberation and Gay and Lesbian Liberation. The film includes speeches, reminiscences and footage from the conference, "I Am Yours Sisters: Forging Global Connections Across Difference," which brought 1200 activists, youth, men and women together in 1990 and used Lorde's work to address transcultural understandings of race, gender, sexuality and class.

Join us at 7:30 p.m. in the LLC for an informal after - film dinner and discussion featuring homemade lasagna and other goodies, with readings aloud from Lorde's book, "Sister Outsider," and other works and discussion of the film and the issues it raises. Twenty copies of Sister Outsider will be available free before the event, first come, first serve.
Please contact Wayne Currie or Rina Ficek in the Intercultural Center.
Sponsored by Gender Studies, TEDA and the Intercultural Center.

Lucubrations Open MIc
Thursday, January 24, 2019, sign ups begin at 7:30 p.m., LLC Classroom
Share your creative work poetry, music, photography, comedy, art that express your views or inspirations about race, identity and resistance in the post election world. You can also share YouToube or weblinks to items that you find inspiring. If you can't make it submit your art, literature, music or video to
Food and refreshments will be provided! Come and share or just come to watch.
Sponsored by the Sociology Department, the English Department and Gender Studies.

"Will the poor really always be with us?"
Friday January 25, 2019, 12:30 p.m., Joseph 005

Facilitated by Professor Christine Gustafson of the Politics Department
Sponsored by the Grappone Humanities Institute

MLK Jr. Discussion: RACE
Friday, January 25, 2019, 3 p.m., Bradley House Third Floor

Join the Philosophy Club for a discussion on "Race." All are welcome. Food and Refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by the Philosophy Club

Latinxs, the Bible and Migration
Monday, January 28, 2019, 7 p.m., Perini Lecture Hall

A panel presentation featuring Drs. Jaqueline Hidalgo (Williams College), Eric Barreto (Princeton Theological Seminary), Ahida Pilarski (Saint Anselm College) and Gilberto Ruiz (Saint Anselm College), who will discuss their essays in the recently published book, "Latinxs, the Bible and Migration" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), followed by a response from Maria Teresa Davila (Merrimack College) and Q & A.
Sponsored by the Theology Department, Campus Ministry, the Intercultural Center, the Catholic Social Teaching Fund, the Office for Diversity & Inclusion, the Honors Program, the Latin American Studies Minor, Gender Studies and the Peace & Justice Studies.

"Blackness and Boyhood in New England" a talk by Dr. Jennifer Thorn
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 1:30 p.m., NHIOP, West Wing
"I am but a boy and all boys are bound to someone." The sixteen year old Frederick Douglass once remarked, noting the similarities between masters and parents, childhood and slavery. This talk discusses the ways that Lemuel Haynes and James Jackson (who lived in med-eighteenth-century rural Connecticut and early-nineteenth-century Boston), responded to religious and political models of deference, obedience, autonomy and value that were specific to early New England from the first settlement of Europeans through the nineteenth century. Haynes became the first black pastor of an all white church in the nation when he became the minister of West Parish Congregational Church in West Rutland, VT, in 1787. James Jackson, a student at the Abiel Smith School in Boston and part of the historic African Meeting House, became the subject of the book, often thought of as the first biography that was both by a black American and about a black American when his teacher, Susan Paul, wrote and published a memoir of him in 1833. Looking at these lives illuminates the complexities of multiracial New England history and culture, even as it also provides a lens into the denigrating of enslaved people and children so prominent in the legislation and practices of slavery throughout the United States.
Sponsored by the English Department

Should undocumented immigrants be granted amnesty? - Public Debate
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 7 p.m., Perini Lecture Hall
The Saint Anselm College Debate Team will hold a public debate as part of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. events. The format is rooted in college policy debate. The students will cite sources and present evidence as well as make arguments based on analysis. At the same time, the debate is designed for a lay audience, so that any member of the public can follow the arguments and hopefully will enjoy the debate.
Sponsored by the Saint Anselm College Debate Team

Mary Church Terrell, African American Women and Suffrage
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 4 p.m., Dana 1D
Panel discussion of the role of race in shaping the women's suffrage movement and specifically African American activist Mary Church Terrell's 1898 speech to the National Women's Suffrage Association, entitled "The Progress of Colored Women," in which she declares, "The progress made by colored women has never been surpassed by that of any people in the history of the world," despite obstacles that she also describes. Copies of the speech are available to pick up in the Conversatio Office, English department and History department Office, as of January 14, 2019.
Sponsored by the Coversatio Department, the English Department and the History Department

African American Voices: Jacob Lawrence - Digital Exhibition
Friday, February 1-28, 2019

One of the most prolific African American artists of the mid-20th century, Jacob Lawrence is well known especially for his documentation of the "Great Migration" of African American families from the rural South to the urban and industrial North just after World War I. With images from Artstor and resources available through the Geisel Library, this digital gallery highlights selections from Lawrence's 60-panel Migration Series and offers articles and books about Lawrence and his art.
Access the gallery with this link: 
Sponsored by the Geisel Library

The Works of E.B. Lewis - Library Book Display
Friday, February 1-28, 2019

This display of books from the Library's Juvenile Collection will highlight books illustrated by E.B. Lewis, an African American illustrator who has captured the stories of Black protagonists for the past 25 years. Lewis has illustrated more than 50 picture books and has won numerous awards for his work, including: "Talking about Bessie (a 2003 Coretta Scott King Award winner); The Bat Boy and His Violoin (a Coretta Scott King Honor book); Down the Road (a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association); and The Other Side (a Notable Book for Language Arts).

Sponsored by the Geisel Library.

Film: The Great Debaters
Monday, February 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m., Koonz Theater

"The Great Debaters" (2007, directed by Denzel Washington) is based on a true story about the debate team at Wiley College, a historically black institution that was so successful it beat the reigning debate champions at the University of Southern California, a white college, during segregation. Nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture, the film garnered attention for depicting some of the realities of racism in the South.
Sponsored by the Conversatio Department.

Film: The Climb/L'Ascension
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 6 p.m., Perini Lecture Hall

The Climb is a French film directed by Ludovic Bernard and was released in 2017. This film is a free adaption of the work Nadir Dendoune, Un Tocard sur le toit du monde/ A Looser on the Roof of the World. Samy Diakhate is a young Senegalese from the Cite des 4000 in La Courneuve (the suburbs of the Paris projects). Like many of his friends, he is unemployed but wants to get by. Since middle school, he is in love with Nadia, an employee of the neighborhood supermarket, of Maghreb origin. He tries to seduce her with his kindness but she resists him for fear of falling on a frivolous boy who would disappoint her and make her suffer. Samy tells her that our of love for her, he would be ready to climb Mt.Everest, but Nadia takes the sentence for a joke. Samy, determined to impress Nadia to conquer her, is looking for funding for his trip to Nepal. Without having any experience of mountaineering or even physical training, he throws himself into the adventure but soon realizes his weaknesses and the colossal challenge he faces. Meanwhile, the news spread in the suburbs and Paris like a wildfire: the entire suburb, radio and press is with Samy, watching his exploits hour by hour, while his family is worrying.
Sponsored by the French Club

Race and Baseball in the US with screening of the film "42"
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 5 p.m., Dana 1D

Before he was Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman played Jackie Robinson in the film "42," the number given to Robinson when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946, integrating major league sports. Players from the Saint Anselm College Baseball Team host the screening and will introduce it with a 10 minute slide show of major turning points in the integration of baseball.
Sponsored by the Saint Anselm College Baseball Team, Gender Studies and the Intercultural Center 

Campus Mass
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 9 p.m., Abbey Church

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

2019 March and Candlelight Vigil
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 8:30 p.m.,  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 the Abbey Church.
Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Coalition, Campus Ministry and the Intercultural Center

CAB MLK Jr./ Black History Month Trivia
Friday, February 16, 2019, 8 p.m., C-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! Stop by the C-shop at 8 p.m. to win some great gift-cards!
Sponsored by Student Activities and Leadership Programs and the Campus Activity Board.

Modern African American Artists - Library Book Display
Monday, February 18-28, 2019, 5 p.m., Geisel Library

Highlighting books from the Library's collection, this display contains books that will explore the depth and breadth of the modern African American fine arts aesthetic.
Sponsored by the Geisel Library

"I'm a Good Person, Isn't that Enough?"
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7 p.m., Dana Center

Debby Irving will be coming to do her lecture, "I'm a Good Person, Isn't that Enough?" on Thursday, February 21 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Dana Center. The following day, she will remain for a faculty development workshop, most likely from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Debbie Irving is the author of "Waking Up White" and has been giving NH Humanities talks and workshops around the state for a few months.
Sponsored by Grappone Humanities Institute

Unity Retreat
Friday, February 22, 2019 to Saturday, February 23, 2019, Essex Meeting and Retreat Center, Essex MA

The bus will leave the Saint Anselm College Campus at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019. Please register in the Intercultural Center by Monday, February 18, 2019. There are only 40 spaces available so please register early.
Sponsored by .the Intercultural Center and the Multicultural Student Coalition

Community Conversation: Let’s talk about race

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Event Space Student Center 

Faculty, staff and students are invited to discuss their aspiration for the college, the country, and the world in the context of current events.

Joining with Community Partners for a Conversation about Equity
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6 p.m., NHIOP West Wing

Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Meelia Center for Community Engagement in a facilitated dialogue with local non-profit leaders to explore how we can collaborate with the community to address issues of social injustice. Building on community expertise, participants will discuss the social, community and equity issues occurring in the greater Manchester area, the work that is currently occurring to address these issues and opportunities for continued work and collaboration.
Sponsored by the Meelia Center for Community Engagement