The Movement of a King: MLK Events at Xavier University

January 14, 2011

January 19, 2011 An Evening with Dr. Ravi Perry
7-9pm Gallagher Student Center Theatre Free and open.
Perry, assistant professor of political science at Clark University, lectures from an evolving and prolific take on how the leadership of young people during the Civil Rights movement can inspire today’s college students. The event will begin with a prayer experience and end with a discussion on being a proactive leader for all civil liberties. With specializations in Black politics, minority representation, and urban politics, Perry concentrates in areas such as the new generation of civil rights debates, public policy, and urban politics’ public service delivery to persons of color. His commentary, editorials, and oratory have been featured in media across the country. Perry holds a BA from the University of Michigan and a PhD from Brown University, both in political science.

For more information, please visit www.xavier.edu/mlk. Other events for the week:
January 13-14, 2011 Who is Martin Luther King to you?
11:30am -12:30 pm 1st floor table of Gallagher Student Center Free and open.
Take some time to reflect on the impact King has had on your life and share that story on video. This video will be used later in the week for a prayer service and on Facebook.

January 16, 2011 Student Reflections Mass
9:45 pm Bellarmine Chapel Free and open.
Students will share reflections on who and what King is to them and how his life has impacted their service and faith.

January 17 – February 28, 2011 African-American Contributions to US Business
8 am – 5 pm Smith Hall Free and open.
A display and video will be shown in the Williams College of Business demonstrating the value of contributions by African-Americans to US businesses.

January 18, 2011 Wall of Expression
10am -5pm 1st floor Gallagher Student Center Free and open
Express yourself as we build a wall to address and diffuse the power of hateful expressions based on differences. At 4pm, help us burn the Wall of Expression outside GSC, symbolically breaking the silence about hatred within the community. We will conclude by breaking challah bread as a sign of unity.

January 18, 2011 King of the Court 2-on-2 Basketball Tournament
6-11pm O’Connor Sports Center Open to Xavier students, faculty and staff only.
A single-elimination tournament, 3-person roster in men’s, women’s and co-ed divisions. Music, food, drinks, and a quiz challenge highlighting athletes active in the civil rights movement.