Week of events scheduled to celebrate MLK

Corryn Brock, News Editor

Eastern’s Civic Engagement and Volunteerism Office will host three events throughout the week in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Those interested in participating can find links on the CEVO website to each event’s registration.

The first will be an event for faculty to discuss current events and will be held on Monday at 2 p.m.

The conversation will be an “opportunity to come and have a meaningful and civil conversation” with faculty about things happening in the United State today.

Participants are encouraged to chat, listen and learn.

During this program a focus will be given to the topic of police relations with people of color.

The second event will be Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The event will feature the movie “I Am Not Your Negro” and a discussion on film’s themes will follow.

The goal of the event is to have a conversation that looks critically at the themes of race and how the same issues from the movie are applicable to today’s society.

Participants are encouraged to enjoy the movie and conversation from the comfort of their own living spaces for this event.

The final event for the week will be a conference held Friday from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

The Activate Your Inner Activists is a virtual conference meant to educate on MLK, his impact, legacy.

The conference will also teach ways to improve the community.

The event will include an opening session, closing session and two breakout sessions. The breakout room topics include the intersection of religion and activism, the danger of white feminism, the future of climate change, a history of activism in sports as well as other events.

 

Corryn Brock can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]