Saint Anselm College
2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebratory Program
Theme: Honor the Past, Impact the Future

Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 4:30 p.m., NHIOP Auditorium

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Cortney Dunlap
The Multicultural Center invites all staff, faculty and students to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner on Tuesday, January 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the NHIOP Auditorium. A delicious dinner will be provided.
Sponsored by the Multicultural Center, Campus Ministries and the Multicultural Student Coalition.

African -  American Spiritual Concert
Friday, January 26, 2018, 12:30 p.m., Dana Center Koonz Theater

Join us for a great concert spotlighting Music Performance Faculty -- Hanna Murray, Soprano and Elizabeth Blood, Piano.

The program features both vocal and piano solos, including " Wade the Water" , " Deep River", " This Little Light of Mine" and " Give Me Jesus" with arrangements by H.T. Burleigh, Moses Hogan, Mark Hayes and more.
Sponsored by the Fine Arts Department and the Multicultural Center.

"Sincerely" Saint Anselm
Monday, January 22, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
Location: Various locations on Campus

"Sincerely Saint Anselm aims to capture students, faculty and staff in their honest and human reactions to tough questions surrounding issues of civility, social change and advocacy in a photo campaign. join us at one of the photography sessions to reflect on notable moments, share your story and join the community in celebrating its diversity.
Sponsored by Student Activities and Leadership Programs and the Campus Activity Board.

Film - Brother to Brother
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 5 p.m., Perini Lecture Hall

Exploring intersections among race, sexual identity, and history, Brother to Brother follows a young gay artist (Anthony Mackie) coming to terms with his place in contemporary society. He meets an older writer, who recalls his experiences with key figures in the Harlem Renaissance such as Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston. Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, this film has been called “imaginative and provocative” (Washington Post). Screening to be followed by a brief discussion with Profs. Lupo and New of the English Department.
Sponsored by the English Department.

Afro - Caribbean Pop Masters: Wesli and Ilam
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Dana Center Koonz Theater
International Ambassadors of Afro-Haitian Music

Irresistible international performers blending complex and vibrant musical styles. Combining a rhythmic blend of reggae and blues with inclinations of Afro-folk and crossbreeding accepts of pop or rock, Ilam’s voice evokes the depth and power of nomadic people in a mesmerizing and urban atmosphere.
Sponsored by the Dana Center for Performing Arts

CAB - Mayhem Poets
Friday, January 26, 2018 8 p.m., Dana Center Koonz Theater

About The Mayhem Poets " amazing ride.” -New York Times
“Let's go see a poetry show!” is a sentence rarely proclaimed and usually responded to with cringes and excuses. The Mayhem Poets are on a mission to change that. Without props or sets, these three theatre trained, comedically gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend rapid-fire poetry into theatrical performances by using raw elements of hip hop, theatre, improv and standup comedy to tell gut wrenching truths that leave audiences forever changed.
Sponsored by Student Activities and Leadership Programs and the Campus Activity Board.

Debate Team Educational Program
Monday, January 29, 2018, 6 p.m., 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. This year our topic involves the issue of Police Misconduct.

The U.S. should change its policy regarding police misconduct.

The St. Anselm College Debate Team will hold a public debate as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. events on January 29th.

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.

The Hate you Give -  Book Discussion
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 4 p.m., Dana 1D
This Diversity Dialogue will be conducted as a series of reading, writing, and discussion sessions focused around Angie Thomas’s recent novel, The Hate U Give, a young black woman’s coming of age story thrown against the sharp background of systemic racism. Deriving its title from Tupac Shakur’s philosophy, THUG—tattooed across his chest, that The Hate U Give returns to haunt us all.

The first session is an informal, frank discussion about Angie’s Thomas’s novel, The Hate U Give. Faculty, students, staff, and community are invited to gather and share reactions and reflections regarding the plot action, characters, themes, and relevance of the book.
Sponsored by the English Department and Multicultural Student Coalition.

La Haine - Film And Discussion
Thursday, February 01, 2018, 5 p.m., Perini Lecture Hall
La Haine
 by Mathieu Kassovitz depicts 24 hours in the life of three friends (one black, one Arab and one Jew), who live in the Paris suburbs right after a violent riot. They are full of hated (Haine means hatred) against the police but merely against a society where social justice has no place. Shown in French with English subtitles. Viewer’s discretion is advised: Rating: R for violence, drug use, brief nudity, and strong language throughout.
Watch the video trailer »
Sponsored by the Modern Language Department.

Lucubrations Open Mic Night
Thursday, February 01, 2018, 7:30 p.m. (sign up), 8 p.m. (event starts), LLC Classroom

This open-mic poetry reading offers students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to share an original work of poetry or song-or a treasured favorite written by someone else-which addresses issues of social justice, inequality, or the struggle to build a beloved community. Participants should prepare their selection ahead of time and sign up for a five-minute time-slot upon arrival.
Sponsored by Sociology Department, English Department & Gender Studies.

Black Moses Dialogue
Friday, February 02, 2018, 2:30 p.m., Perini Lecture Hall

Professors Gilberto Ruiz (Theology) and Michael New (English) present two interdisciplinary perspectives on religion in African American life, literature, and culture. We focus on invocations of Moses and the Exodus narrative—from slavery to freedom. Short presentations are followed by discussion.

Co-sponsors: Theology Department and English Department.

"Anti Jewish Progroms in Tsarist Russia" by Irina Astashkevich
Tuesday, February 06, 2018, NHIOP Auditorium

Boston area scholars, Irina Astashkevich and Diane Covert discuss pogroms that drove so many Jews from Russia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. (Something like 75% of American Jews today trace their ancestry to refugees who fled these pogroms.) An exhibit of recently discovered historic photos documenting the pogroms will be on display before and after the lecture. An exhibit of photos, assembled by Ms. Covert, are from a Russian book, Jewish Pogroms: 1918-1921, which was published in Moscow in 1926.
Cosponsors: Jewish Federation of New Hampshire, Department of Philosophy, NHIOP. MLK Jr. Planning Committee and the Multicultural Center.

New England Pentecostal Crusade - Gospel Choir
Friday, February 09, 2018, 7 p.m., Dana Center, Dana 1D

Music has always been a big part of the American civil rights movement and this tradition continues with the New England Pentecostal Crusade-Gospel Choir. Drawing from one another, they bring to life the written word through music. Sit in the audience, feel the energy and listen to some of your favorite songs. It will be better than your iPod, YouTube or Spotify for sure! Plus you get bragging rights to say, “I was there”.
Sponsored by the Multicultural Center and the Fine Arts Department.

Black Catholics in the Civil Rights Movement
Monday, February 12, 2018, 7 p.m., Perini Lecture Hall

Dr. Cecilia Moore, associate professor at the University of Dayton, will present a lecture on how Black Catholics advanced the agenda of the modern civil rights movement. Dr. Moore will highlight aspects of the late Father Cyprian Davis, O.S.B. biography that prepared him to develop the field of Black Catholic in the United States.

Diversity Dialogue Series (Part 2/3)

Tuesday, February 13, 4 p.m., Dana 1D
The second meeting is an interactive reading and writing workshop, following on the conversation begun around Thomas’s novel. Using the inspiration of contemporary multi-ethnic poets’ writing about police violence, participants are invited to write and reflect on their responses to the literary works we read.
Sponsored by the English Department and Multicultural Student Coalition.

Joining with Community Partners for Social Justice Dialogue
Date, 6 p.m., NHIOP

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 with discuss the social and community justice issues occurring in the great 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.

Campus Mass
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 9 p.m., Abbey Church

Sponsored by Campus Ministry.

2018 March and Candlelight Vigil
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Time TBA, 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 for Community Engagement.

13th Movie Film and Discussion
Thursday, February 15, 2018, 5 p.m., Perini Lecture Hall

Coming at a time when Black Lives Matter and police bias are being hotly debated, 13th was the first non-fiction film to open the prestigious NY Film Festival in its 54 years. Named after the 13th constitutional amendment, which abolished slavery except as “punishment for crime,” the doc uses archival footage and expert commentary to make the case that slavery hasn’t disappeared from the U.S.—it’s evolved into our modern system of mass incarceration, one in which many prisons are run by for-profit companies and prisoners can be paid a pittance to work for corporations.
Sponsored by the Criminal Justice Department.

CAB MLK Jr./ Black History Month Trivia
Friday, February 16, 2018, 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 8pm to win some great gift-cards!
Sponsored by Student Activities and Leadership Programs and the Campus Activity Board.

Paint Bar
Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 5 p.m., LLC Classroom

The Student Government Association hosts a social justice themed Paint Bar Event. Participants will engage in our dialogue lead by student facilitators, followed by painting instructed by Erica Hudson '18. Registration is required for this event, please email
Sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA).

MLK Service Day
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 4 p.m., Location TBA

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us for an on-campus event with children from our community partner, Elmwood Gardens. Elmwood Gardens is a housing community managed by the Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority. Volunteers may participate in a guided Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. activity with community members and the Meelia Center student leaders. We will welcome the students to campus, engage in an interactive activity focused on inclusivity, and join the Elmwood Gardens students during dinner.
Sponsored by the Meelia Center for Community Engagement.

Film - Shirley Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 5 p.m., Perini Lecture Hall

Join us for a showing of Shirley Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed. Pioneering politician Shirley Chisholm, the first black women elected to Congress and the first black person, period, to seek the presidency. The film takes a close look at her presidential run, providing interviews with Chisholm and the dedicated individuals who worked on her groundbreaking campaign.
Sponsored by Sociology, Politics, Peace & Justice, and Gender Studies.

Diversity Dialogue Series (Part 3/3):

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 4 p.m., Dana 1D

The final session begins with two brief presentations: one by Prof. Michael New, focused on black literary responses to racial violence across the 20th century; and one by Mike Akinlosotu, dealing with police violence in hip-hop, from Tupac to Kendrick Lamar. Presentations are followed by an open-mic reading of poems composed by program participants.
Sponsored by the English Department and Multicultural Student Coalition.

Courageous Conversation: Let’s talk about race

Friday, March 23, 2018, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Presidents Dining Room

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

Library Display
Week of February 5, 2018 and Week of February 19, 2018

Sponsored by the Geisel Library.