Saint Anselm College
2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebratory Program
Theme: "Dream, Believe, Do!"

Digital Exhibition
Tuesday, January 1 - 31, 2020, 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
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

Be Steadwell
Sunday, January 19, 2020, 8:30 p.m., LLC Melucci Theater

Be Steadwell is a singer songwriter and filmmaker from Washington, D.C. a blend of soul, a capella and folk. Be calls her music Queer Pop. In her live performances, she uses looping, vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs. Be's self-produced albums and films feature her earnest lyricism, proud LGBTQ content and unapologetic silliness.
Sponsored by the Office for Student Engagement and Leadership and the Campus Activity Board

Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner
Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 4:30 p.m., NHIOP Auditorium

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Elon Joffre, DMD, MPH
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 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the NHIOP Auditorium. A delicious dinner will be provided.
Sponsored by the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion, Campus Ministries and the Multicultural Student Coalition.

Lucubrations Open Mic
Thursday, January 24, 2020, 7:30 p.m, event begins at 8:00 p.m., LLC Classroom

Share your creative work(poetry, music, photography, comedy, art) that expresses your views or inspirations about race, identity and resistance in the preelection world. You can also share Youtube or weblinks to items that you find inspiring.If you can't make it submit your art, literature, music or video to editor@lucubrations.org.

Food and refreshments! Come and share or just come to watch.
Sponsored by the Sociology Department, English Department & Gender Studies

MLK Jr. Discussion: RACE
Friday, January 24, 2020, 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

Emanuel: Film Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 4 p.m., Dana 1D

The untold story of the victims and survivors of the Charleston church shooting

National headlines blazed the story: "Churchgoers Gunned Down During Prayer Service" in Charleston, South Carolina. After a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in the church, nine African Americans lay dead - leaving their families and the nation to grapple with this senseless act of terror.

Forty-eight hours later, in the midst of unspeakable grief and suffering, the families of the Emanuel Nine stood in court facing the killer....and offered words of forgiveness. Their demonstration of grace ushered the way and healing across a city and the nation began.

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion

MLK Jr. Debate:
Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7 p.m., Perini Lecture Hall

As part of the MLK Jr. Program and Events, the College Debate Team annually holds a public debate on a matter related to civil rights and liberties. This year our topic involves the issue of a mandatory national service.

Resolved: The US should adopt a mandatory national service (Military or Civilian) program
The St. Anselm College Debate Team will hold a public debate as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. events. the format is rooted in the 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 enjoy the debate.

We hope you will join us!
Sponsored by the Debate Team

Black History Month Book Display
Saturday, February 1- 29, 2020, Geisel Library
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 persist in today's society. These works demonstrate how contemporary writers continue to advance Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of racial justice and social change
Sponsored by the Geisel Library

Digital Exhibition
Saturday, February 1 - 29, 2020, Geisel Library
Title: African American Voices: Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems is one of the most prolific African - American photographers of the present day. Having won a number of awards for her art including a MacArthur Fellowship (2013), the College Art Association Distinguished Feminist Award (2016), and the Anonymous Was A Woman Award (2007), Weems focuses her art on the life experiences of African - American, particularly women. With images from Artstor and resources available through Geisel Library, this digital gallery highlights selections from Weems' various exhibits and offers articles and books about Weems and her art.

Access the gallery with this link:https://geiselguides.anselm.edu/ExhibitWeems
Sponsored by the Geisel Library

Pariah: Film Screening and Discussion
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 4 p.m., Perini Lecture Hall
Alike is 17 and never been kissed. A bright Brooklyn High School student, she dreams of being kissed by a girl. For years, she has accepted her lesbianism, it appears, but hasn't come out to her parents, her sister or really anyone except her gay friend Laura. Yet everybody sort of knows. She lives in a condition familiar to many families, where something has long been sensed but never acknowledged. Home life is a process of evasion. Words take on more than one shading.
Sponsored by TEDA & the English Department

Panel: "Race in Contemporary America"
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 7 p.m., Melucci Theater

The 2019-2020 Honors Lecture Series, "Defining Contemporary America" returns in the second semester with a panel discussion, "Race in Contemporary America". Panelists will include Wayne Currie, Ande Diaz, Kelly Demers and Ahida Pilarski. This panel will be part of the College's celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month.

All are welcome!
Sponsored by the Honors Program, the Office for Diversity & Inclusion and the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion

Unlikely: Film
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 4 p.m., Melucci Theater

In the United States today, fewer than half of the students who start college ever finish. Featuring interviews with LeBron James, Howard Schultz and leading voices in education, this penetrating and personal new film investigates the nation's college drop out crisis and the inequality that shapes college access and success. "Unlikely" informs and inspires, highlighting both the lives of five diverse students as they fight for a second chance at opportunity and the innovators reimagining higher education for the 21st century.
Sponsored by the English Department and the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion

Campus Mass
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 9 p.m., Abbey Church

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

2020 March and Candlelight Vigil
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 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 steps of the Abbey Church.
Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Coalition, Campus Ministry and the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion

CAB "I Have a Dream" Journal Event
Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 7 p.m., Senate Room

Students will be provided with a journal to write their goals in and supplies to decorate it with. In the spirit of MLK Jr., some of his quotes and goals will be on display as inspiration.
Sponsored by the Campus Activity Board.

MLK Jr. Book Group Discussion
Friday, February 21, 2020, 12 p.m., DeCiccio Reading Room, Geisel Library

Geisel Librarian, Melinda Malik will lead attendees through a discussion of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Color Purple". The story explores issues of race and class, abuse, faith and family in the early-mid 20th century Georgia.

Copies of the book will be available for pick up at the circulation desk after Tuesday, January 14, 2020, and must be returned by Friday, February 21, 2020.
Sponsored by the Geisel Library

Opening the Black Box: Meet Radical King

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 4 p.m., Dana 1D

On a number of occasions, Martin Luther King Jr. lamented how much of his commitments, his activism were obscured. In fact, in his own time, he'd wrote:" I am nevertheless greatly saddened... that the inquirers have not really known me, my commitment, or my calling" (West, 2015). Indeed, not much has changed. In the 52 years since his assassination, possessing a dream, and someone committed to non-violent approaches to achieving freedom. While important aspects of his commitments, these don't fully capture the multi-dimensional character of his sustained fight for freedom. In this talk, i intend to pry open the black box of the breadth of King's words and deeds, which I hope will inspire those of us engaged in contemporary freedom struggles.

Professor Desiree Melonas

Coordinator of Black Studies, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL

Sponsored by Residential Life and Education, the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion, the History Department and The English Department

CAB MLK Jr/ Black History Month Trivia
Friday, February 21, 2020, 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 to win some great gift cards!.
Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership and the Campus Activity Board

Unity Retreat
Friday, February 21, 2020, to Saturday, February 22, 2020, 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 Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion by Wednesday, February 19, 2020. There are only 40 spaces available so please register early.
Sponsored by the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion

Community Conversation: Let's talk about race

Wednesday, February 27, 2020, 12:30 p.m., Event Space

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

Sponsored by the Meelia Center for Community Engagement and The Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion