Events are open to the general public unless otherwise noted.
For a full description of events visit the website at www.upenn.edu/aarc/calendar.html
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative
Celebration & Symposium on Social
Recognize Each Other n the spirit of Dr. King, unity and community
on campus say "hello", "how are you doing", "what's
up?" to everyone you see.
Have you ever spoken to someone who didn't speak back? Converse with
your brothers and sisters. A smile is required.
--MLK Executive Planning Committee
16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Anti Violence Vigil; Candlelight
vigil to commemorate Dr. King's legacy. Rev. William Gipson, Chaplain. 2
p.m.-6 p.m.; Du Bois College House (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.).
17 Penn Video Network; "Eyes on the Prize", a
six-part television documentary on the Civil Rights Movement, will be broadcast
on RESNET, channel 24; through January 25. Program listed below.
- Episode 1, "Awakenings (1954-1956)" begins at noon
on January 17 and repeats hourly. Episode 2, "Fighting Back
(1957-1962)" begins at noon on January 18 and repeats hourly.
Episode 3, "Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961)" begins
at noon on January 19 and repeats hourly. Episode 4, "No
Easy Walk (1962-1966)" begins at noon on January 20 and
repeats hourly. Episode 5, "Mississippi: This is America? (1962-1964)"
begins at noon on January 21 and repeats hourly. Episode 6, "Bridge
to Freedom (1965)" begins at noon on January 22 and repeats
- The entire six-part series will begin again at noon on January 25th
and will repeat every six hours through noon on January 27. For
a full schedule, visit the Penn Video Network website at www.upenn.edu/video.
- Public Sign Up for Community Service Projects; throughout the
day at the breakfast, noontime program and town meeting, members of the
commitee and volunteers will be accepting names and telephone numbers of
individuals from the community who want to volunteer for service projects.
9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Du Bois College House 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Penn Tower Hotel noon-1:30
p.m., Du Bois College House 3 p.m.-5 p.m. (MLK Community Involvement Committee).
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast: The Importance of King's Philosophy
and Action for the 21st Century; Keynote: Dr. Farrah Griffin, undergraduate
chair; also featuring remarks from President Judith Rodin; a performance
by Full Measure; Child's tribute to the Dreamer by
Marcus Golson 9-11 a.m.; Du Bois College House (The Black Graduate and Professional
Student Association (BGAPSA), The United Minorities Council (UMC), UMOJA).
- Re-possessing Urban Spaces: Emergent Paradigms; Kyong Park,
International Center for Urban Ecology, Detroit; Rick Lowe, Project Row
House, Houston; Lily Yeh, Village of the Arts and Humanities, Philadelphia;
10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall (Architecture).
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Noontime Commemorative Program: Power Concedes
Nothing Without Struggle; Reverend Damon Jones, Bibleway Baptist Church;
remarks by President Judith Rodin; musical selections from Bibleway Baptist
Church Choir; noon-1:30 p.m.; Penn Tower Hotel (African American Association
of Administrators, Faculty & Staff (AAA)).
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Town Meeting: "Having Our Say";
Moderator: Gloria Gay, associate director, Penn Women's Center; 3 p.m.
- 4:30 p.m. (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc; Adult Student Network; African
American Arts Alliance; Alliance & Understanding; Asian Pacific Student
Coalition; Black Graduate and Professional Student Association; Black Law
Student Association; Black Student League; Call to Action; Dessaloine Haitain
Student Association; LA CASA; Lesbian Gay Bisexual Alliance; MA'AT; Student
National Medical Association; The Inspiration; UMOJA; Undergraduate Assembly;
United Minorities Council; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority).
18 Achieving Social Justice: Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights
Act; Claudia C. Johnson, staff attorney, Community Legal Services, Inc.
of Philadelphia; noon-1:30 p.m; Greenfield Intercultural Center (Greenfield
Intercultural Center (GIC) and the Office of Academic Support Mentoring
20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Program; William
H. Gray III, President and CEO, United Negro College Fund; President Judith
Rodin; music by Ranana and the New Spirit of Penn; awarding of the Martin
Luther King, Jr. Community Involvement Awards; 7 p.m.-8 p.m.; Harold Prince
Theatre, Annenberg Center (Interfaith Council).
21 Jazz for King; featuring Glenn Bryan's renowned group,
"FRIENDS"; poetry by Tanji Gilliam and Larry Moses; guest artist
Leroy Campbell; 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; Terrace Room, Ground Floor, Logan Hall (African-American
Resource Center, Du Bois College House, Penn Women's Center)
23 Exploring Personal Stereotypes and Perceptions; workshop
on exploring biases that get in the way of students learning from each other
and working together for social change. An interactive forum in which students
will have the oportunity to participate in a large group "ice breaker"
in order to explore their perceptions of themselves and others.
- Facilitators: Alliance & Understanding, a program and a
dialogue dedicated to building Black-Jewish relations among undergraduate
students at Penn; 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; Civic House, 3914 Locust Walk (Alliance
and Understand: Black-Jewish Relations at Penn). Open to Penn Students.
24 Socioeconomic Differentials in Health; Dr. Elsie Pamuk,
acting director of the division of epidemiology , National Center for Health
Statistics; 4 p.m.-6 p.m.; Greenfield Intercultural Center (Office of Health
- Reaching the Promised Land: what universities and students can do
on campus and in society to achieve Dr. King's vision of integration and
social and economic justice in America; Keynotes: Dr. Michael Eric
Dyson, author of I may not get there with You: The True Martin Luther
King, Jr.; Dr. Evelyn Hu-DeHart, professor and chair of ethnic studies,
University of Colorado, Boulder; welcoming remarks by Provost Robert Barchi;
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; Iron Gate Theater, 37th and Chestnut St. (Annenberg School
of Communication, Greenfield Intercultural Center, African American Studies
- A Campus Diaologue; Students will be divided into small groups
and given the following questions to discuss:
a. Do Penn Students believe in interacting across differences: racial,
religious, gender, etc?
b. What role should educational institutions like Penn play in facilitating
this interaction and fostering diversity and social change?
c. Are institutions doing enough?
d. What personal barriers exist to engaging across diffferent backgrounds
e. What responsibility do students have to take advantage of the
diversity that exists in their midst?
- Facilitators: PACE Programs for Awareness and Change in Education;
8:30 p.m. -9:30 p.m.; Open to Penn Students; Greeenfield Intercultural
Center, 3707 Chestnut Street (Annenberg School of Communication, Greenfield
Intercultural Center,, African American Studies Program, Student Workshop
25 Student Activism in Intellectual Communities; Speakers:
Dr. Robert Schoenberg, director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
Center; Miriam Joffe-Block, United Students Against Sweatshops; Hoa Duang,
Asian Pacific Student Coalition; noon-1:30 p.m.; Terrace Room, Ground Floor,
Logan Hall; (Community Organizations Workshop Committee).
- Community Access to Emerging Technologies; Speakers: Ed Schwartz,
Institute for the Study of Civic Values; representative, Wade Cablevision;
representative, Comcast Cablevision; representative Time-Warner Cablevision
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.; Greenfield Intercultural Center (Community Organizations
- The Logic of Difference: Race and Gender in 19th Century Gynecological
Surgery; Evelynn M. Hammonds, associate professor of the history of
science, M.I.T.; 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.; History Department Lounge, 3rd Fl.,
Logan Hall; (Department on the History of Medicine).Open to the Penn community.
26 Civic Responsibility: Penn and theWest Philadelphia Community;
Dr. Helen Davies, professor of microbiology; Dr. Ira Harkavy, director,
community partnerships; Dr. Jorge Santiago-Aviles, associate professor,
electrical engineering; noon-2p.m.; The Veranda, 3615 Locust Walk (Faculty,
Staff & Administrator Workshop Committee).
- Protest and Civic Disobedience in the Literary, Performance and
Visual Arts; Dr. Alan Filreis, professor of English; Dr. Guuthrie Ramsey,
assistant professor of music; Stuart Jasper, vocalist; Tanji Gilliam, poet;
7p.m.-8:30 p.m.; Du Bois College House (Faculty, Stafff & Administrator
28 MLK Birthday Party; noon-1 p.m.; Auditorium, Nursing
Education Building, 420 Guardian Drive (School of Nursing). Open to Penn
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