This weekend we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dedication toward social justice! Even though times may be different with our global and cultural pandemic, the Center for Student Engagement encourages you to participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Whether you support a local organization such as the Northern Nevada Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Committee, or the Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society, or you participate in one of the African American Museum in Philadelphia’s workshops, we hope that you take the time to get involved!
Saturday, January 16, 2021 thru Monday, January 18, 2021
- Opening Message & Dramatic reading 7:00-7:20am - To kick things off, we will open with a Dramatic Reading by Philadelphia's own Theatre in the X.
- Dreamline Workshop 7:30-8:15am - Inspired by Martin Luther King’s legacy of equity, justice, and freedom, we will listen, reflect, create and share in order to move in the direction of our individual and shared dreams.
- Transcribe-a-thon 8:30-9:00am - Tune in every morning of MLK Weekend from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to learn about our Transcribe-A-Thon! We thank you for becoming a digital volunteer!
Saturday, January 16th, 2021 only
- Walkies: Episode 2 Premiere Screening & Discussions with Shuja Moore 12:00-1:00pm - On Saturday, January 16th, you’re invited to join the African American Museum in Philadelphia for a special virtual screening and third episode premiere of filmmaker and activist Shuja Moore’s documentary series, Walkies.
Sunday, January 17, 2021
- Through Our Lens: A Reading & Conversation featuring Trapeta Mayson, Jonathan Escoffery & Leesa Fenderson 12:00pm-1:00pm - On Sunday, January 17, the African American Museum in Philadelphia convenes this special MLK Weekend reading and discussion featuring Philadelphia Poet Laureate Trapeta Mayson in conversation with noted author and fiction writer Jonathan Escoffery.
- 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Memorial Service 5:00-6:30pm – The Northern Nevada Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Committee together with the Nevada Interfaith Association Present “Keep Moving Forward, We Aren’t Done Yet” 35th Interfaith Memorial Service.
Monday, January 18, 2021
- John Lewis: Good Trouble 9:00-11:00am - An intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism — from the bold teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement to the legislative powerhouse he was throughout his career.
- Black Art and Visions of Freedom: MLK Day Keynote with Nicole Fleetwood 12:30-3:00pm - Nicole R. Fleetwood is Professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She is a writer, curator, and art critic whose interests are contemporary black diasporic art and visual culture, photography studies, art and public practice, performance studies, gender and feminist studies, black cultural history, creative nonfiction, prison abolition and carceral studies, and poverty studies.
- 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration 7:00-8:00pm – The Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society presents the first broadcasted Dr. King birthday celebration. Join us on the CW and Youtube to celebrate and honor, Dr. King, the late John Lewis, and many others.