MLK Week Activities Announced

Ripon College will host a series of events and activities to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

FREE SPEECH WALL

Monday, January 27, & All Week
Write microaggressions you have heard or that you may have used on this free-speech wall to help define microaggressions and start the path to defeat them.
Rodman Center, Pickard Commons, Todd Wehr Hall and Lane Library, All Day

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Tuesday, January 28
VaNatta FordDefining & Defeating Microaggressions
VaNatta Ford
Great Hall, Harwood Union
7 p.m.

Ford is an assistant professor in the department of communication studies at Columbia College in Columbia, S.C. Her teaching interests include: hip-hop culture, color and identity, gender and African diaspora studies. Before joining the Columbia College faculty in August 2013, Dr. Ford spent two years as an ACM Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow of African American Rhetorical Studies at Ripon College.

 

STICKS & STONES WILL BREAK MY BONES, BUT WORDS WILL BREAK MY HEART

Wednesday, January 29
This interactive workshop lead by David Polizzi & James Bland will make you think about words you say and their possible hidden meanings.
Main Lounge, Johnson Hall, 8 p.m.

MLK AWARDS BREAKFAST

Thursday, January 30
Join us for our second awards presentation honoring those who best emulate the ideals of Martin Luther King Jr. on Ripon’s campus.
Great Hall, Harwood Union, 8:30 a.m.

SILENT PROTEST

Friday, January 31
Come witness a new powerful event that shows how microaggressions affect peers and the community.
The Pub, Harwood Union, noon to 1 p.m.

MLK GIVING BACK COMMUNITY SERVICE

Saturday, February 1
Choose between activities with residents at Prairie Place Assisted Living or remodeling projects at the Green Lake Town Square. Volunteers for both receive a celebratory “thank-you” lunch.
E-mail withersk@ripon.edu to sign up.

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