We celebrate what King’s widow, Coretta Scott King, called his “great dream of a vibrant, multiracial nation united in justice, peace and reconciliation,” by challenging ourselves, asking tough questions and engaging in honest conversation.
January 15, 1:00-2:30 pm
Put yourself in the shoes of those who have come before us in our Winchester community and join Jonathan A. Noyalas for a caravan tour highlighting the African Americans’ Civil War in Winchester! This caravan tour, conducted by director of SU’s McCormick Civil War Institute Jonathan A. Noyalas, will visit a series of sites in Winchester which provide a compelling examination into the lives, experiences, tribulations, and the uncertain nature of “freedom” for Winchester’s African American population during the city’s and nation’s most tumultuous period—the American Civil War. Stops on the tour will include Camp Hill, Hawthorne, General Robert H. Milroy’s headquarters and Orrick Cemetery. Community members, students, faculty and staff who wish to participate will meet in front of the Brandt Student Center. The tour will leave the Brandt Student Center promptly at 1 p.m. and will return back to campus at 2:30 p.m. Those who wish to participate must sign up via the Martin Luther King, Jr. Week Sign Up Form. For more information, contact Jonathan Noyalas, firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 15, 3:30-5:00 pm
Remember and reflect upon a long-hidden past, by joining the Mosaic Center for Diversity for the documentary film, AN OUTRAGE, about lynching in the American South. Filmed on-location at lynching sites in six states and bolstered by the memories and perspectives of descendants, community activists and scholars, this unusual historical documentary seeks to educate even as it serves as a hub for action to remember and reflect upon a long-hidden past. After the 30 minute documentary, filmmakers Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren will lead discussion and Q & A. Community members, students, faculty and staff will leave with a call to action and have the opportunity to engage in concrete civic engagement. AN OUTRAGE begins at 3:30 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall and is followed by a performance by Harambee Gospel Choir, refreshments and the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Service of Remembrance. Fore more information about AN OUTRAGE, visit the AN OUTRAGE website. For more information about this event, contact The Mosaic Center for Diversity email@example.com.
January 15, 5-5:30 pm
In Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall, enjoy the music of Harambee Gospel Choir, which aims to promote spiritual growth and encourage diversity through gospel music, from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Choir members strive to create an atmosphere of fellowship and fun through song. In this community, we all have the opportunity to interact with others from every walk of life, and while these differences can sometimes cause separation, Harambee Gospel Choir chooses to utilize this diversity as a point of unity. Refreshments will be provided by the Office of Academic Affairs in the lobby at this time. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or DeLyn Celec directly at email@example.com.
January 17, 3:00-4:30 pm
As members of the Shenandoah and Winchester community, it is vital that community members, students, faculty and staff contribute to a culturally inclusive campus environment. Join the Mosaic Center for Diversity for a workshop about Navigating Intercultural Understanding on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Brandt Student Center, Room 118. This workshop will introduce participants to intercultural concepts and tools. Upon completion, participants will be understand layers of culture, self reflect on their own perceptions and assumptions and leave with resources they can implement into their work. Space is limited to 15 participants per workshop. Please RSVP on the Navigating Intercultural Understanding Sign Up Form by Tuesday, Jan. 16. Contact Maggie McCampbell Lien firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.