Center for Diversity and Inclusion

MLK Week

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion invites you to join us for a week of reflection, action, and rest in celebration and remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. Our 2022 theme this year is REST as Revolution: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare." - Audre Lorde. This week holds a variety of events to give opportunityies for Xavier students, faculty, and staff to engage with one another and community activists around MLK’s legacy of activism and social justice. For more information, contact Carissa Newsome. 

Schedule of Events
Common Ground Service

Sunday, January 16 @ 8pm; Clock Tower  
The service will honor Dr. King through song, readings by students, the viewing of excerpts from one his speeches, and moments of reflection on what Dr. King's work in the world means for us today.  

Cincinnati MLK Celebrations  
Monday, January 17
There will be events going on around Cincinnati honoring Martin Luther King Jr. We encourage you to participate on your day off. We will be providing links to events as they are planned. March and Program at Music Hall: MLK Coalition.

CDI MLK Week Kick-Off  
Tuesday, January 18 @ 12-2pm; GSC First Floor  
Stop by our table to get a T-shirt, goodies, and find out about our social media campaign & giveaway.

Reels to Real: King in the Wilderness
Wednesday, January 19 @ 6pm; GSC Arrupe
SAC will be hosting a viewing of King in the Wilderness, a film that documents Martin Luther King Jr. during the last years of his life, from his part in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to his assassination in 1968, in celebration of MLK week. 

What Now? Activism Workshop 

Thursday, January 20 @ 3-4pm; Virtual
A virtual workshop on activism and the importance of rest. This workshop with be held virtual. Students to pick up materials from the CDI office to participate. RSVP Today!

Going Forward  
Friday, January 21 @ all day; CDI Instagram (@xucdi) 
Check out our Instagram story as we close out the 2022 MLK Week. We will include resources and tips on being an activist and how important it is to rest and recharge. 

Practicing Rest as Revolution
Each day during MLK Week we encourage you to find time to rest. Snap a pic of how you rest and tag @xucdi for a chance to win a MLK Week 2022 t-shirt!

Additional Resources
Want to learn more about what MLK fought for? Read some of his most influential letters and speeches, and watch the entire "I Have a Dream" speech at the links below.