Journeys to Freedom: His Journey, Our Journey, Your Journey

Westmoreland Keynotes MLK Events at Xavier University | January 9, 2012

Events are free and open to the public, except where noted. Co-sponsored by Xavier’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, Center for Faith & Justice, National PanHellenic Council, Interfaith Community Engagement, Alpha Phi Alpha, Women’s Center, Student Life and Leadership, Black Student Association, History Department, Psychology Department, and Student Government Association. For more information, please visit www.xavier.edu/mlk.

Events for the week:
Sunday, January 15th
SUNDAY MASS: REFLECTIONS OF DR. KING
7pm, Bellarmine Chapel on the Xavier campus

Monday, January 16th
CINCINNATI MLK MARCH
10am, Downtown Cincinnati
Students can sign up in these offices: Multicultural Affairs, Interfaith Community Engagement, Center for Faith & Justice and Student Involvement. Buses will depart from Buenger Circle at 9am. General public should meet by 10:30 a.m. outside the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s Vine St. side. Call 513-333-7706 for details.

Tuesday, January 17th
BREAKING THE SILENCE: WALL OF EXPRESSION
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Gallagher Student Center Atrium
Address and diffuse the multitude of civil injustices prevalent today.

BREAKING THE SILENCE: DISCUSSING THE WALL
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Gallagher Student Center, Room 330
Dialogue about injustice, discrimination and civil liberties.

WHAT IS YOUR JOURNEY: INTERGROUP DIALOGUE
featuring Carl Westmoreland
7pm, Cintas Center
This program will infuse a keynote address and reflection that will help students define their journey and how they can address civil injustices of today to ensure freedom for all.
For the last four decades, Carl Westmoreland has been a leader in urban revitalization and preservation, from the grassroots community level to national and international arenas. He is dedicated to revitalizing and preserving inner-city neighborhoods and fostering awareness of urban issues, poverty, and race relations. His understanding of these issues and his interest in African-American history spurred him to the creation of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which opened its doors in 2004. He serves as senior advisor at the Center and curator for its main exhibit, the Slave Pen. Westmoreland remains a large presence at the Center and continues to research the history of African-Americans in the United States. He inspires young people of all races to this day.

Wednesday, January 18th
COFFEE HOUR
3:30pm – 4:30pm, Gallagher Student Center, 2nd Floor

MOVIE: FREEDOM RIDERS
7pm, Conaton Learning Center Kennedy Auditorium
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/about

Thursday, January 19th
DIFFERENT FOODS, DIFFERENT FAITHS, ONE COMMUNITY
5pm, Hoff Dining Hall
Meal from China; Cost to those off-campus; please call 513-745-4972

Friday, January 20th
CULTURAL ARTS PROGRAM
7pm, Conaton Learning Center Kennedy Auditorium
Come celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King through spoken work, musical performances, dance and etc.